June 12th 2008, SCOTUS ruled on the case:
BOUMEDIENE v. BUSH.
In which they ruled that the detainees in the US Naval base at Guantanamo Bay have the right to Habeas Corpus, which is the right to face your accuser on why you have been imprisoned. It’s also called The Great Writ as it’s historically been an important instrument for the safeguarding of individual freedom against arbitrary state action.
In the dissenting opinion, Justice Scalia (joined by Roberts, Alito and Thomas) insist that the US Naval base in Cuba is not on US sovereign land and therefore the Constitution and US Law does not apply. McCain agrees calling the ruling “one of the worst decisions in the history of this country”.
That leads to us to —
The McCain Paradox
Link to the text of BOUMEDIENE v. BUSH, including dissenting opinions:
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SCOTUS made this ruling one day after I made the video:
McCain, You Can’t Have It Both Ways (video) (no longer available)
I know this video has the same theme, but since this video has Senator McCain openly disputing the ruling, I felt I needed to make a updated version.
Without justice, there is no Liberty.
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