American Civil Liberties Union : Supreme Court Says Courts Can Review Bush Administration Actions in Terrorism Fight

This week, the U.S. Supreme court issued a historic ruling for civil liberties with its ruling on behalf of detainees and “enemy combatants� in both the Guantánamo and Hamdi cases.

The ruling is sending a strong signal to the Bush Administration that even in times of war, the government must adhere to the Constitution and the rule of law. Read more here.

Since 9/11, the Bush Administration has amassed more and more power in the name of fighting terrorism, with very little resistance from Congress, the states or the majority of the American people. In its ruling that detainees and “enemy combatants� held by the United States are entitled to challenge their detention in court, the Court rejected the administration’s arguments that its actions in the war on terror are beyond the rule of law.

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