The Justices' Refrain

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Author(s) The Washington Post editorial board
Source The Washington Post
Date June 13, 2008
Quotes-start.png "A 5 to 4 majority of the court correctly concluded that habeas corpus, the ancient right to contest one's detention, extends to those held at the U.S. Navy base in Guantanamo Bay. Although it only leases the property from Cuba, the United States exerts complete legal and military control over the base; those held there have nowhere to challenge their detentions other than U.S. courts. To have forbidden the detainees access to those courts would have left the executive branch almost unfettered power to hold people indefinitely -- a proposition that is untenable." 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.