Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Legal justice & the war on terrorism
The January-February 2009 of the Harvard Magazine has an interesting article on the role of habeas corpus in the war on terrorism as it is being fought by the U.S. government. The article is by Jonathan Shaw and is titled "The War & the Writ: Habeas Corpus and Security in an Age of Terrorism." The story of the Uighur detainees who have given up hope of ever leaving Guantanamo even though nobody even thinks they constitute (or ever constituted) a terrorist threat is particularly depressing.