Donald Rumsfeld should be burned at the stake.
Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo
By WILLIAM GLABERSON
Published: April 26, 2007
The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration’s detention policies.
Saying that visits by civilian lawyers and attorney-client mail have caused “intractable problems and threats to security at Guantánamo,” a Justice Department filing proposes new limits on the lawyers’ contact with their clients and access to evidence in their cases that would replace more expansive rules that have governed them since they began visiting Guantánamo detainees in large numbers in 2004.
My favorite is this quote from the DOJ: "There is no right on the part of counsel to access to detained aliens on a secure military base in a foreign country."
Yeah. Just wait until an American citizen is detained on a secure military base in a foreign country and see if DOJ says, "Oh, well, there is no right on the part of counsel to access to--" Yeah, I don't believe it either.
And while we're at it, throw another vice president on the fire.
(Obligatory warning to the irony impaired: NOT SERIOUS.)
We have got
to get that military tribunal/no habeas corpus law off the books. Write your Representative! Write your Senators! Work on getting someone elected to the White House who doesn't actually want to be King! Commit no violent acts!
More info courtesy of this nifty habeas
website. Nifty website courtesy of litgoddess