Tuesday, June 29, 2004
"A STATE OF WAR IS NOT A BLANK CHECK ..."
"for the President when it comes to the rights of the Nation's citizens." So reads the U.S. Supreme Court opinion in "HAMDI et al. v. RUMSFELD, SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, et al." I'm hardly a legal eagle but that sounds about right to me. Even if it means letting some bad guys get away, it is a worthwhile affirmation of the principle of the rule of law.