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Ben on the Hamdan Decision

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July 4, 2006

We’re blogging all this week on the lefty blog site Here’s the first part of Ben Wizner’s MyDD entry on the Hamdan decision:

First things first, let’s be clear about what the Supreme Court’s decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld did not address: the continued indefinite detention without charge or trial of the hundreds of men and boys held in Guantanamo. Notwithstanding President Bush’s peculiar statement last month that “we would like to end the Guantanamo [sic],” but “we’re waiting on our Supreme Court to act,” the Hamdan case has never been about closing Guantanamo, and the President has never needed the Court’s guidance or permission to do so.

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