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POLITICS: U.S. Judge Halts War-Crime Trial at Guantanamo

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posted on Nov, 8 2004 @ 10:06 PM
In another instance of Judicial review - the concept of the Supreme Court overturning a law/bill/action of a President or the other branches of government orginally put in place by Marbury vs. Madision a federal judge has overruled that past actions of the recently re-elected President Bush have been found unconsitutional and brought an abrupt end to the trials of a suspected Al Qaeda driver.
The ruling by Judge James Robertson of United States District Court in Washington brought an abrupt halt to the trial here of one detainee, one of hundreds being held at Guantánamo as enemy combatants. It threw into doubt the future of the first set of United States military commission trials since the end of World War II as well as other legal proceedings devised by the administration to deal with suspected terrorists.

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.

Time and time again Presidents have overstepped their bounds and time and time again judges have found them unconstitutional. However this case is more significant because of its controversial nature, along with other Bush administration security valves such as the 'Patriot Act.'

The act of Judge Robertson categorizing Al Qaida's terrorist acts under the same context as waging war adds weight to the terrorist's cause, something that should be avoided at all costs.

[edit on 8-11-2004 by Banshee]

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