SCOTUS Kills Habeas Corpus

SCOTUS has just declined to take all seven of the pending Gitmo habeas corpus petitions, including Latif and Uthman.

This effectively kills habeas corpus.

Consider what SCOTUS just blessed:

  • Holding a person indefinitely for being in the wrong place at the wrong time–including a school, a road, and a guest house–where suspect people are.
  • Holding a person indefinitely based on an admittedly error-ridden report the government wrote up itself.
  • Holding a person indefinitely based on pattern analysis.
  • Completely upending the role of District Court judges in the fact-finding process.

 

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emptywheel @downi94 Thank you. I'm old enough to be your mother easily, I'm pretty sure.
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emptywheel @downi94 I think they're younger than me, I'm X, ergo they must be.
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emptywheel @hannahgais Everyone knows Czech beer is better.
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emptywheel @downi94 Not that I want to claim credit but aren't they both Gen X?
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emptywheel @biasedreporter Yes, as I've written about multiple times.
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bmaz @emptywheel Whaaaa? You didn't stay up until Pat's first pick? I'd kill if the Cards on the clock took MSU QB, but don't think they will.
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bmaz The last smart play the 49ers executed was to get rid of Kaptain Khaki. Since then, 0 fer 9ers
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bmaz Have to say, every time I see Roger Goodell at the podium, I want to massively heave.
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bmaz @theurbansherpa No matter what, gotta grant the guy his performance, especially in the clutch. Other than that though, what a horrible human
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bmaz @theurbansherpa I don't know what that was that was the red ooze. But dude was on bad ass pitcher. Saw it up+close, inc. World Series, here
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bmaz RT @theurbansherpa: @bmaz Remember that day we thought it was blood from a torn ligament soaking into his sock, but it turned out it was hi…
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bmaz Dunno about that, but if so, there is one less with the firing of Schilling https://t.co/YAVasEbuuU
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