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Post by U-said-it » Tue Dec 15, 2009 6:04 pm

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Suit Seeking Accountability for Guantanamo Torture
NEW YORK - December 14 - Today, the United States Supreme Court refused to review a lower court's dismissal of a case brought by four British former detainees against Donald Rumsfeld and senior military officers for ordering torture and religious abuse at Guantánamo. The British detainees spent more than two years in Guantanamo and were repatriated to the U.K. in 2004.

The Obama administration had asked the court not to hear the case. By refusing to hear the case, the Court let stand an earlier opinion by the D.C. Circuit Court which found that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, a statute that applies by its terms to all "persons" did not apply to detainees at Guantanamo, effectively ruling that the detainees are not persons at all for purposes of U.S. law. The lower court also dismissed the detainees' claims under the Alien Tort Statute and the Geneva Conventions, finding defendants immune on the basis that "torture is a foreseeable consequence of the military's detention of suspected enemy combatants." Finally, the circuit court found that, even if torture and religious abuse were illegal, defendants were immune under the Constitution because they could not have reasonably known that detainees at Guantanamo had any Constitutional rights.

In one of the worst moves of the present Administration, they asked the Supreme Court to not hear the case, and they didn't...

In an recent hypocracy, US citizens sh*t their pants over an American being convicted in an Italian court of law. You'd think the due process during the trial would reflect positively on how the Italian government handled the situation.
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Post by Stormwatch » Wed Dec 16, 2009 4:32 pm

Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
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Post by Eviltaco64X » Wed Dec 16, 2009 7:00 pm

Stormwatch wrote:Meet the new boss. Same as the old boss.
Nope. The new boss is a misunderstood victim who knows what he's doing. :P
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Post by Lartrak » Fri Dec 18, 2009 8:12 pm

The lower court also dismissed the detainees' claims under the Alien Tort Statute and the Geneva Conventions, finding defendants immune on the basis that "torture is a foreseeable consequence of the military's detention of suspected enemy combatants."
Wait... What!?
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