Friday, June 30, 2006

U.S. Supreme Court Rules~Bush Overstepped His Power

Legal Affairs
Supreme Court Blocks Guantanamo Tribunals
by Nina Totenberg, June 29, 2006 · In a major rebuke to the Bush administration, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday that the president overstepped his power
in ordering war-crimes trials for Guantanamo detainees without specific authority from Congress.

By a 5-to-3 vote, the court said that the procedures set up by the president violate both the Uniform Code of Military Justice and the laws of war set out in the Geneva Conventions.

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