6,875. 10/17/2006

The Military Commissions Act of 2006, signed by President Bush on October 17, 2006, “set out rules for military commissions that appeared to permit evidence obtained through coercion. It also stripped federal courts of jurisdiction over petitions for habeas corpus brought by detainees, instead channeling efforts at judicial review into a narrower proceeding where courts could not hear new evidence regarding a detainee’s innocence.”

 – Peter Margulies, Law’s Detour, Page 58

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