12 October 2005

Hamdan Update

The Hamdan case, governing prisoners in Guantanmo Bay, is now ready for the U.S. Supreme Court to review after the last procedural details in the Court of Appeals have been wrapped up. David Luban provides an in depth analysis of what this case means for civil liberties in our country.

Readers digest version: A failure to reverse the trial court in the Hamdan case will be a dark day for civil rights in the United States, as it will have rendered all of our human rights treaties meaningless.

Some of us would prefer not to live in a rogue state. Al Gore is pretty unhappy about our nation's respect for human rights as well.

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