Sunday, July 20, 2003

Taking on the Fourth Circuit over the Hamdi case

Another commentary in the Washington Post criticizes the Fourth Circuit's conclusion in the case involving Yaser Esam Hamdi, an "enemy combatant" held in Virginia. On July 9, the Court voted 8-4 to deny rehearing in the case, but the commentary notes "the vigor of the dissents, which came from an ideologically eclectic group of the court's judges, unified less by their sense of how the case should be resolved than by a laudable insistence on acknowledging the true stakes for liberty that it presents." The dissenters included Judges Motz and Luttig.

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