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Pajamas Media » Boumediene: A Supremely Problematic Court Decision

As I pointed out last week, and as legal scholar John Yoo did earlier this week in The Wall Street Journal, the “Boumediene Five” have done our nation and our Constitution no great service. But beyond the rhetoric, we really need to understand the real world impact of this ruling on the war we are waging against our enemies.

Fred Thompson on Boumediene. He doesn’t like it.

I don’t either. It makes new law, but the new law it makes is not good law, either in a (most important) a constitutional context, a historical context, or in the context of US defense against Islamofascism. Bluntly, we are not fighting criminals, we are fighting enemies.

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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