Monday, April 02, 2007

High court bars Guantanamo prisoners' appeal

News Updates from Citizens for Legitimate Government
02 April 2007
High court bars Guantanamo prisoners' appeal --Court won't decide legal rights; but administration win may be temporary 02 Apr 2007 The Supreme Court rejected an appeal Monday from Guantanamo detainees who want challenge their five-year-long confinement in court, a victory for the Bush regime's legal strategy in its fight against [of] terrorism. At issue is whether prisoners held at Guantanamo have a right to habeas corpus review, a basic tenet of the Constitution that protects people from unlawful imprisonment.

Guantanamo Bay Inmate Appeals Rejected by High Court 02 Apr 2007 A divided U.S. Supreme Court turned away two appeals from Guantanamo Bay inmates who sought to challenge their detentions in federal court, declining to question a law that scales back judicial wartime powers. The justices, voting 6-3, today left intact a lower court decision that said the 2006 law validly bars federal judges from considering habeas corpus petitions filed by prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

Top court rebukes administration on warming --Justices order government to re-examine regulations on car emissions 02 Apr 2007 In a defeat for the Bush administration, the Supreme Court ruled on Monday that a U.S. government agency has the power under the clean air law to regulate greenhouse gas emissions that spur global warming.

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CLG Newsletter editor: Lori Price, Manager. Copyright © 2007, Citizens For Legitimate Government ® All rights reserved. CLG Founder and Chair is Michael Rectenwald, Ph.D.

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