Justice Scalia & Guantanamo Prisioner Rights & Jack Cafferty File on CNN

I start with Justice Scalia in a discussion with students and faculty at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland. Interesting…

This is a clip from last spring before the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld — Guantanamo ruling, in which he dissented on. As Justice Scalia says there may be no end in this war…

And from Jack Cafferty file on CNN — Is President Bush planning on pardoning himself by way of bill that just passed the US House???

The text and other congressional information about HR 6054 – Military Commissions Act of 2006 – can be read by clicking here.

Here is some more information from NPR (audio) on the Senate version of the bill, and at BlogCritics.org – Urgent Legislation (H.R.6054) Contains Hidden Retroactive Presidential War Crimes Pardon… Why? (and read the comments for that post).

The key item (from the NPR site) “The legislation would narrow the range of offenses prohibited under the War Crimes Act. This would protect civilians (such as CIA interrogators and White House officials) from being prosecuted for committing acts that would have been considered war crimes under the old definition. The change is retroactive…”

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