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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Dec-16-12 04:06 AM
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Judge: administration engaging in illegitimate exercise of executive power in Guantanamo
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Edited on Sun Dec-16-12 04:10 AM by No Elephants
The administration appealed, but then dropped the appeal.

U.S. drops appeal of Guantanamo ruling

Published: Dec. 15, 2012 at 9:22 PM

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- <snip>

The department filed a motion Friday asking the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia for permission to withdraw its appeal, Politico reported. The courts generally grant such requests.

U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth ruled against the Obama administration, which wanted the power to set rules for lawyers for Guantanamo inmates who have not been formally charged and are not currently seeking release. Lamberth said the administration was engaged in "an illegitimate exercise of executive power."

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During his 2008 presidential campaign, Obama had promised to take a different approach to Guantanamo and the detainees held there.


Okay, supposedly, Congress would not let him close Gitmo, but Congress has not been stopping him from running Gitmo lawfully.

http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2012/12/15/US-drops-appe...




In 2007-2008, I was so elated that a Constitutional lawyer was running, given how Bush had shredded the Constitution (with the help of Congress).

How young and naive I was! How much I have aged in only a few years!



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