Thursday, June 29, 2006

Hamdan Ruling

Allah tries to make sense of the ruling, quoting SCOTUS Blog:

The Court expressly declared that it was not questioning the government's power to hold Salim Ahmed Hamdan "for the duration of active hostilities" to prevent harm to innocent civilians. But, it said, "in undertaking to try Hamdan and subject him to criminal punishment, the Executive is bound to comply with the Rule of Law that prevails in this jurisdiction."
So if they try him, they have to take him to federal court — but they don't have to try him? What?
1) US Supreme Court again sez we can hold these folks.
2) US Supreme Court sez that a Military Commision is not the proper forum to try them for war crimes.
The US can Court-Martial them.
or Just continue to detain them.
UPDATE - Blogs of War has excellent summary of blogshere reaction to this ruling.

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