A rebuked Bush

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Author(s) San Francisco Chronicle editorial board
Source San Francisco Chronicle
Date June 13, 2008
URL http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2008/06/13/EDI7118A7B.DTL
Quotes-start.png "This 5-to-4 ruling cuts to the essence of American values and the rule of law: Habeas corpus, the centuries-old legal principle that an individual has a right to go to court to challenge the legality of his or her detention. This is one of the basic standards that separates free and totalitarian nations. The Bush administration shredded this and other civil liberties under the guise of protecting Americans after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. Time and again - most recently Thursday - the White House presented a false choice between pursuit of terrorism and respect for rights of the accused." Quotes-end.png

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This item argues for the position Supreme Court was correct in its ruling on the topic Boumediene v. Bush.