Outside the law

December 3rd, 2002 – 8:42 pm
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“The Bush administration is developing a parallel legal system in which terrorism suspects — U.S. citizens and noncitizens alike — may be investigated, jailed, interrogated, tried and punished without legal protections guaranteed by the ordinary system, lawyers inside and outside the government say.”

This piece from the Washington Post does a good job of laying out many of the legal precedents the Bush administration is trying to establish in the name of the “war on terror,” and what effects they might have on citizens and non-citizens alike. I especially like the part about how detainees can be held until such time as the “war on terror” is over, despite the fact that this “war” is, for all intents and purposes, likely to go on indefinitely.

Read the whole article here [registration required].

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