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Finally, some accountability? 
29th-Jun-2006 10:17 am
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BREAKING NEWS: The Supreme Court rules President Bush overstepped his authority with military war crimes trials for foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay in a case involving a former driver for Osama bin Laden. - CNN.com

(I figure that they didn't like the executive branch stepping on judicial toes: "Go ahead, be a law unto yourself, but don't you dare touch my gavel!")
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29th-Jun-2006 02:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah. Maybe. I just can't see Bush agreeing and following. :/
29th-Jun-2006 02:34 pm (UTC)
They ought to outlaw those "signing statements" of his next. I don't recall the Constitution giving the president the right to refuse to enforce laws enacted by the legislature that he personally doesn't like. *grr*
29th-Jun-2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
It isn't so much refusing as interpretting them to mean whatever the hell he wants them to mean, in effect telling those various agencies how to operate.

I just don't think Bush has much respect for the three branches of government, checks and balances.
29th-Jun-2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
I just don't think Bush has much respect for the three branches of government, checks and balances.

*sarcastically* No, really?

It isn't so much refusing as interpretting them to mean whatever the hell he wants them to mean,

And the meaning all boils down to, "I'm not listening!"
29th-Jun-2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
From Specter and a couple analysts were saying last night, those things have been used by previous presidents to establish their understanding of what the law says, which does at least recognize a responsibility to follow the law.. Bush has been using them to claim he has the right to ignore the law completely based on his phony "war on terror," completely and utterly unconstitutional in my humble opinion.. One analyst said he had effectively stripped Congress of all its legal power with this fraud.....
29th-Jun-2006 02:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! ^__^ I've been really waiting nervously for this one all week......

Heh, he'll probably just declare the justices to be enemy combatants ^^;;;;
29th-Jun-2006 02:33 pm (UTC)
They also threw out one of the charges against the guy, because the law he was charged under doesn't exist.......
29th-Jun-2006 02:37 pm (UTC)
the law he was charged under doesn't exist.......

Except in Bushworld, that is. I've heard official statements made by Bush and cronies--they really DO believe they exist to make the laws.

Heh, he'll probably just declare the justices to be enemy combatants

And illegally wiretap their phones and read their emails. :P
29th-Jun-2006 02:44 pm (UTC)
...I'm, frankly, stunned. Thrilled beyond belief, but still stunned.
29th-Jun-2006 02:45 pm (UTC)
I just hope that this will lead to significant reform. *sighs* I can hope, at least...
29th-Jun-2006 02:55 pm (UTC)
They're already saying this is a very historic decision, not only slapping down Bush but reasserting the court's authority over the other two branches in such matters..
29th-Jun-2006 03:18 pm (UTC)
I forsee much Drama in my journal about just that issue (or possibly in my inbox, but there will be discussion about that).
29th-Jun-2006 03:20 pm (UTC)
Drama in what respect, exactly? ^^;
29th-Jun-2006 06:01 pm (UTC)
Some of them. But there were still the expected dissents. Such as Clarence Thomas.
I think this is all just something shiny to look at, though. I don't see them reigning in their grab for more power.
29th-Jun-2006 11:47 pm (UTC)
We've all seen for the past 5 years how much respect Bush has for judicial/legislative decisions. He breaks laws like it's his job.
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