It’s not so much that I disagree with the Supreme Court decision about terrorists having habeas corpus, because I don’t know my habeas from my corpus. My ignorance not withstanding, here is my problem with the ruling…lawyers and the exploitation of loopholes:
In a 5-4 decision, the court placed a question mark over the Bush administration’s policy on holding foreign terror suspects, saying they have a “habeas corpus” right under the U.S. Constitution to challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.
Against that backdrop, navy Lt.-Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, Mr. (Omar) Khadr’s military-appointed defence lawyer, will use Thursday’s hearing to argue that the entire case against the Toronto-born accused terrorist should be thrown out on grounds U.S. authorities have never told him of his rights.
Below is a picture of US authorities first detaining Mr. Khadr. The troops could have read Omar his rights, but it appears that would have interupted the life saving first aid they were administrating. With enough legal mauvering his lawyers might be able to file some brutality charges against the military.