June 13, 2008

THE CONSTITUTION MEANS WHAT TONY SAYS IT DOES:

'Liberty and security can be reconciled' (Associated Press, June 13, 2008)

From Thursday's 5-4 Supreme Court decision in Boumediene vs. Bush: [...]

"The laws and Constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times. Liberty and security can be reconciled; and in our system they are reconciled within the framework of the law."


No one really expects Supreme Court opinions to make much sense, but the notion that "liberty" extends to those outside the republic does such violence to the Constitution as to be breathtaking.

Posted by Orrin Judd at June 13, 2008 11:33 AM
Comments

I worry more about the "illiberty" that is threatened to extend from outside into the Republic.

E.g. the UN's new human rights: Islamist rights not to be criticized by infidels.

Posted by: ic at June 13, 2008 1:23 PM
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