Yet again - in fact, for the third time - the US Supreme Court has, in effect, attacked the Gitmo regime and all that that involves. Bottom line, the Court has held that prisoners at Gitmo are entitled to American civil courts.
What does it all mean? The LA Times has a Q & A on the topic, here.
Meanwhile, in Comment is Free in The Guardian, Ken Gude writes:
"This third successive rebuke by the Supreme Court has finally drawn a line under one of the worst excesses of the Bush administration and only adds to the growing momentum to consign this catastrophic presidency to the trash heap of history. In his predictable dissent today, Bush-appointed Chief Justice John Roberts unwittingly provides a fitting epitaph for the president's disastrous legal adventures: "One cannot help but think … that this decision is not really about the detainees at all, but about control of federal policy regarding enemy combatants." Exactly."