Monday, March 05, 2007

A prediction?

As news comes that lawyers for detainees at Guantanamo Bay have formally asked the Supreme Court to review the decision of a federal appeals court upholding the Military Commissions Act--including its denial of habeas corpus rights--The New York Times' Adam Liptak offers a trenchant analysis of why it may not be too difficult for the justices to reverse the lower court's decision. Indeed, he suggests that the judges of the D.C. Circuit are liable to be slapped down for impertinence.

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