Until last week, the law had been that there were some places in the world where American courts had no jurisdiction. For example, U.S. courts had no jurisdiction over non-citizens who have never set foot in the United States. [...]The lady makes a good point. If we simply must take the bastards alive - which has always been an unappealing option in my book - let's send them someplace Justice Kenburgstevouter definitely has no authority. I hear the prisons in Thailand are lovely this time of year.
If Justice Kennedy can review the procedures for detaining enemy combatants trying to kill Americans in the middle of a war, no place is safe. It's only a matter of time before the Supreme Court steps in to overrule Randy, Paula and Simon. [...]
As one law professor said to me, this is what happens when the swing justice is the dumb justice. [...]
The logical result of Boumediene is for the U.S. military to exert itself a little less trying to take enemy combatants alive. The military also might consider not sending the little darlings to the Guantanamo Spa and Resort.
Thursday, June 19, 2008
At least that's what it feels like, says Ann Coulter: