No other way to handle Guantanamo now


As Robert Redford pointed out in a recent interview on public TV, “Attorney General Eric Holder knows full well that in reversing his position on Guantanamo he and the Obama administration are yielding to a clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.”

That is undoubtedly true. Nearly 400 years of legal precedent holds that the right of due process and the writ of habeas corpus (appeal to the courts of law to challenge detention) are inviolable, irrespective of whether the prisoner is held by the state at home or abroad.

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