Thursday, November 25, 2010

The New Imperialism

 If you believe that terrorists have US domestic legal rights, you must, by logical extension, believe that the US has the right to enforce its own domestic laws on foreign peoples, in foreign lands. This is of course, the very cornerstone of imperialism, and as such contradicts the entirety of US (And English common law) legal precedent.

"Judge A. Raymond Randolph spoke military detentions and trials, focusing primarily on recent Guantanamo Bay detainee’s trials. He argued that detainees did not have the right to habeas corpus and talked about his judicial decision that overturned a district court granting a Yememi man freedom and the right to habeas corpus."

(It's an hour long, but worth every minute. Judge Randolph's sound, logical dissection of the Steven's Courts GITMO decision is powerful to say the least.)

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