Wednesday, October 10, 2007

How many days will it take to overturn this judicial decision

Fear and Loathing
Originally uploaded by stublog.
I'm betting that Judge Gladys Kessler's recent decision concerning the transfer of a detainee at Gitmo to Tunisia will be overturned.

Josh White in the Washington Post tells us,
A federal district judge has ordered the government not to transfer a Tunisian detainee held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to his home country, over fears that he would be tortured or killed. The move marks the first time a court has prevented U.S. officials from making such a transfer and is the first ruling in favor of an individual detainee's rights at the detention facility since Congress restricted court oversight of the detainees.

Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled last week that Mohammed Abdul Rahman cannot be sent to Tunisia because he could suffer "irreparable harm" before the Supreme Court rules in a landmark case that could give him access to U.S. courts. Her decision was unsealed yesterday.
Unsealed yesterday; overturned on appeal by the government next week.

Well, it's all okay. After all, the Constitution isn't for everyone, just the privileged few. And, thank goodness, too; I wouldn't want just anyone to benefit from the Constitution. Perhaps we ought to limit it just to members of the Skull and Bones.

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