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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bmaz RT @JJGomez127: @bmaz Who do you think is Hillary's best option for SCOTUS if she wins? Pillard,Wilkins,Srinivasan,Watford,Friedland,Nguyen…
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bmaz @JJGomez127 The court could use some diversity in form of a western judge from a western school for once.
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bmaz @JJGomez127 Think you have the right list. All decent choices, except don't care for Sri much. Like to see either Watford or Nguyen.
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