brni (brni) wrote,
brni
brni

order in the courts

Looks like Alberto Gonzales, the man who drafted the documents that said that the US is not restricted by the Geneva Convention as it concerns Afghanistani prisoners of war, and who drafted the documents that redefined what constitutes torture as applied by the US, is once again being put forward for a position on the supreme court.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/POLITICS/09/09/scotus.gonzales.ap/index.html

meanwhile, a federal court has ruled that the constitution does not apply when the President says it doesn't, and that the government can now hold US citizens indefinitely, without charges and without access to legal representation.

http://www.cnn.com/2005/LAW/09/09/padilla.ap/index.html
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/4230738.stm
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