Another Rebuke on Gitmo Detainees
In yet another stinging rebuke to the Bush administrationâ€™s extralegal policies and practices, a three-judge federal appeals court has unanimously ordered the government to turn over virtually all its information on the 360 detainees being held at the GuantÃ¡namo Bay brig.
The New York Times reported that
“The ruling, which came in one of the main court cases dealing with the fate of the detainees, effectively set the ground rules for scores of cases by detainees challenging the actions of Pentagon tribunals that decide whether terror suspects should be held as enemy combatants.”
The Justice Department has repeatedly tied to withhold information on the detainees, but in a blow for common sense, the court said meaningful review of the military tribunals would not be possible without seeing all the evidence.