Guantánamo

Is there hope for the rule of law?

Guantanamo captives in 2002. Public domain photo by Petty Officer 1st class Shane T. McCoy, U.S. Navy.

The Supreme Court’s decision in Clapper vs Amnesty Int’l  has now made it nearly impossibly to review through civil lawsuits many of the government’s most egregious tactics in the war on terror. While the decision in Clapper is new, it reflects a continuing saga of a war not on terror, but on the rule of law. Another part of that saga has involved our government’s treatment of, and denial of due process to, those accused of terrorism.

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