Hold the champers on preserving habeas corpus and the Constitution
I mean, don't you think Bush stacked the Supreme Court with authoritarian operatives who will give him whatever he wants? More than Bush v. Gore already did, that is. Froomkin gives us the heads up. The court held:
"'To sanction such presidential authority to order the military to seize and indefinitely detain civilians . . . would have disastrous consequences for the constitution -- and the country,' U.S. Circuit Judge Diana Gribbon Motz wrote for the majority."
But wait. There could be less:
Josh Meyer of the LA Times writes:
But wait: "Some U.S. officials and legal experts suggested that a government appeal would have a good chance of succeeding, noting that Motz and Judge Roger Gregory were nominated by President Clinton, while the overall 4th Circuit is considered among the most conservative in the country. If that appeal fails, they said, the administration is likely to take the case to another court with a conservative majority: the U.S. Supreme Court."
I mean, John Roberts couldn't even remember that he was or ever had been a member of the Federalist Society, so why should be expect him to remember a pesky little document like the Constitution?