6,871. 10/17/2006

After the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision on June 29, 2006, which restored the Geneva Conventions for detainees at Guantanamo, Vice President Dick Cheney and his staff “went on to work closely with Congress to restore virtually every aspect of the earlier executive power they had exercised over the detainees, including sole control over the military commissions. Congress ratified most of the White House’s wishes in what came to be known as the Military Commissions Act [on October 17, 2006].”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Page 324

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