Thursday, June 12, 2008

"An absolutely right ruling..."

WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay have rights under the Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts. The justices handed the Bush administration its third setback at the high court since 2004 over its treatment of prisoners who are being held indefinitely and without charges at the U.S. naval base in Cuba.

The vote was 5-4, with the court's liberal justices in the majority. Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court, said, "The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times."

Danz View: If we truly are a nation of laws and not men as we advocate, and if we truly believe what we advocate about due process under those laws and procedures and processes, then we have nothing to fear. Justice will be brought to bear on those deserving it, and if anyone of those we are holding is found guilty according to that standard, they will rightly and justly be punished accordingly. I will stand firm on this principle and conclude with this:

"Right is not always popular, and popular is not always right. We must always be right."

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