Saturday, September 09, 2006

Bush continues to piss on the constitution

And of course Congress will roll over for this right after Arlen Specter gets to have a little hissy fit and then calm down and vote for the damn thing.

ADAM LIPTAK, NY TIMES - Many of the harsh interrogation techniques repudiated by the Pentagon on Wednesday would be made lawful by legislation put forward the same day by the Bush administration. And the courts would be forbidden from intervening. The proposal is in the last 10 pages of an 86-page bill devoted mostly to military commissions, and it is a tangled mix of cross-references and pregnant omissions.

The proposed legislation takes pains to try to ensure that the Supreme Court will not have a second bite at the apple. "The act makes clear," it says in its introductory findings, "that the Geneva Conventions are not a source of judicially enforceable individual rights."


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