The SCOTUS should take up this appealas soon as possible and end this nonsense once and for all.
Lawyers for Guantanamo detainees held more than five years without charges asked the Supreme Court Monday to step in a third time to guarantee that they can challenge their confinement in U.S. courts.
The detainees want the justices to hear their case and issue a decision before the court ends its term in early summer.
The latest Supreme Court appeal follows a federal appeals court ruling last month that limited detainees’ legal rights. The 2-1 decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit upheld a key provision of the Military Commissions Act, which Bush pushed through Congress last year to set up a Defense Department system to prosecute terrorism suspects. Now, detainees must prove to three-officer military panels that they don’t pose a terror threat.