5,976. 6/28/2004

“In a stunning rebuke to [President] Bush and [Vice President Dick] Cheney’s grandiose position on executive power, on June 28, 2004, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of the lawyers for the Guantanamo detainees in two separate landmark cases. …Guantanamo Bay was not beyond the reach of U.S. law. …the executive branch could not hold prisoners indefinitely without charges–due process entitled them to a lawyer and the right to challenge their detention in front of a ‘neutral decision-maker.’ ”

 – Jane Mayer, The Dark Side, Pages 299-300

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