Peter Hentges (jbru) wrote,
Peter Hentges

Excellent news!

A federal judge has ordered the release of 17 detainees in Guantánamo Bay. (NYT, registration may be required.)
Saying the men had never fought the United States and were not a security threat, he tersely rejected Bush administration claims that he lacked the power to order the men set free in the United States and government requests that he stay his order to permit an immediate appeal.
It's like our system of checks and balances is working again, at least in one small way!

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