Supreme Court ruling troubles GOP senators

Baxter Bulletin

07/02/06

Two Republican senators said Sunday that Congress must rein in the Supreme Court ruling that international law applies to the Bush administration's conduct in the war on terror. Thursday's Supreme Court decision embracing Article 3 of the Geneva Accords in the military commission case of Osama bin Laden's former driver strikes at the heart of the White House's legal position in the war on al-Qaida. Sen. Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., the second-ranking GOP leader in the Senate, said the 5-3 court decision 'means that American servicemen potentially could be accused of war crimes'... [editor's note: Americans? Held to the same standards we set for everyone else? The horror! - TLK]

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Supreme Court nixes Gitmo kangaroo "courts"

Lafayette Journal and Courier

06/29/06

The Supreme Court rebuked President Bush and his anti-terror policies Thursday, ruling that his plan to try Guantanamo Bay detainees in military tribunals violates U.S. and international law. The president and congressional Republicans immediately pledged to work on a new strategy for special trials for some of the hundreds of suspected al-Qaida and Taliban operatives rounded up in Afghanistan, Pakistan and other countries...

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