Bush Administration Loses in Boumediene


The Supreme Court just released a 5-4 decision ruling that the government cannot deny prisoners at Guantanamo habeas rights unless it suspends them under the Suspension Clause of the U.S. Constitution.

Seems like a pretty serious blow to the Bush administration. I guess the only question now is whether the administration feels it's actually obligated to abide by the decision, or if it believes the president's absolute power in wartime means that in addition to ignoring Congress, he can ignore the Supreme Court, too.