Monday, June 28, 2004

Department of Profiting From the Good Fortunes of Others

Thanks to today's decision by the Supreme Court that U.S. citizens and foreign nationals seized as alleged terrorists can challenge their treatment in U.S. courts, I am five dollars richer!

This is a huge victory for civil-rights advocates. And a big blow to the Bush administration's claims that its treatment of "enemy combatants" falls outside the purview of U.S. law.

Isn't it nice to read good news?

Gratitude and props to the Center for Constitutional Rights, which brought the case before the court.