Habeas for Guantanamo detainees

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Author(s) Los Angeles Times editorial board
Source Los Angeles Times
Date June 13, 2008
URL http://www.latimes.com/news/opinion/editorials/la-ed-gitmo13-2008jun13,0,2798636.story
Quotes-start.png "Although the ruling rested on an interpretation of the Constitution, it also reflected the court's impatience at the glacial pace of due process for suspects who have been imprisoned for six years. In a dissent caustic even for him, Justice Antonin Scalia referred to detainees as "alien enemies" (while suggesting that the ruling "will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed"). But presumption is not proof. As Kennedy pointed out, a detainee is entitled to a "meaningful opportunity" to demonstrate that he is being held in error. " Quotes-end.png

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