01 February 2005

Why the courts are Crucial

Anyone who doesn't understand why appointing conservative judges who will restrain their judicial decisions to the framework set forth in the Constitution, should read this from the Washington Times. Excerpt below.

" . . . U.S. District Senior Judge Joyce Hens Green said there was "no question" the rights asserted by 54 Guantanamo detainees in a case pending in her court were among "the most fundamental rights recognized by the U.S. Constitution," and that they had the right to due process . . ."Of course it would be far easier for the government to prosecute the war on terrorism if it could imprison all suspected 'enemy combatants' at Guantanamo Bay without having to acknowledge and respect any constitutional rights of detainees," said Judge Green, who was appointed to the bench in 1979 by President Carter . . . "