Wednesday, September 27, 2006

"a tyrannical law that will be ranked with the low points in American democracy"

So says the New York Times editorial board of the "Military Commissions Act of 2006" that was passed by the House today. This editorial is a must-read. It runs down the frightening litany of dictatorial powers granted by the Military Commissions Act, including the authorization for indefinite detention for anyone at the executive branch's whim, with no possibility of judicial review other than at the whim of the executive.

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