[Vision2020] Congress Rushes To Strip Jurisdiction From Courts...

Ted Moffett starbliss at gmail.com
Fri Sep 29 09:48:15 PDT 2006


But Tom Malinowski, the Washington office director for Human Rights Watch,
said that Bush's motivation is partly to protect his reputation by gaining
congressional endorsement of controversial actions already taken. "He's been
accused of authorizing criminal torture in a way that has hurt America and
could come back to haunt our troops. One of his purposes is to have Congress
stand with him in the dock," Malinowski said.
University of Texas constitutional law professor Sanford V. Levinson
described the bill in an Internet posting as the mark of a "banana
republic." Yale Law School Dean Harold Koh said that "the image of Congress
rushing to strip jurisdiction from the courts in response to a politically
created emergency is really quite shocking, and it's not clear that most of
the members understand what they've done."
Vision2020 Post: Ted Moffett
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