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6.12.2008

habeas corpus wins

"The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times,” Justice Anthony Kennedy, in today's ruling that terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay have rights to challenge their detentions in American courts rather than in the ridiculous Combatant Status Review Tribunals that gave defendants no defense lawyers, no access to the evidence against them, and no information about the witnesses against them.

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