Bending the Third Rail
Because We Should, We Can, We Do
Thursday, June 29, 2006
Lots of trumpeting and such about the big Supreme Court smackdown of Bush. I'll encourage you to read the details above as Glenn does a superb job covering the details.

The decision is no surprise and is a follow up to the original GITMO smackdown awhile back. But the that's not the important question. The important question is what Bush will do. He ignored them the last time the Supremes waved their fingers, thus the current case. I suspect he'll ignore them again finding some fast and loose way to passive/aggressively defy the decision.

Balls in Congresses court. And we know what they'll do with it.
Anonymous romunov said...
What are checkes and balances of the Juditial branch to keep the Executive branch in check?

Was anyone surprised to see Alito, Scalia and Thomas vote nay? A few more years of Bush and the SC will be totally fubar.

Blogger GreyHair said...
Well, normally, the check performed by the Supremes is the "rule of law", and dependent on everyone respecting it. Of course, in a dictatorship, the rule of law is the first thing out the window. Voila', not checks and balances!