No Change From Obama on Indefinite Detention
The Obama Administration has blown its first chance to signal change from the Bush Administration in the treatment of detainees.
In a case brought by four detainees at Guantanamo alleging torture (details of Rasul v. Rumsfeld here,) the Obama Justice Department has filed a brief arguing that detainees have no constitutional rights and that, even if they did, the Administration officials are immune from liabilityDOJ doesn't use the word "enemy combatent." No one's buying that by not using the term, Obama's taking a different position from Bush. [More...]
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