Do Antonins dream of electric . . . fences?

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  1. Andrew says:

    I think my favorite part of Boumediene is not so much a Phillip K. Dick reference as it is a Joseph Heller:

    It [the monolithic Islamic threat] has threatened further attacks against our homeland; one need only walk about buttressed and barricaded Washington, or board a plane anywhere in the country, to know that the threat is a serious one.

    In other words, using our own government’s (over)reaction to the terror threat to justify the (over)reaction. Why stop there?

    One need only witness the fact that our government has decided to hold people indefinitely without trial in order to torture them into confessing, in violation of four hundred years of Anglo-American tradition, to know that the threat we face is unprecedented.

  2. Unimpressed says:

    The report that “debunks” Scalia’s opinion is drafted by lawyers for detainees. It is not a neutral report.