Balloon Juice Various items - Glenn Greenwald - Salon.com They're not alone - Antonin Scalia (like the other long term justices on the Supreme Court) argues in essence that giving Habeas Corpus to terrorists is unconscionable. A large majority of Congress also passed the Military Commissions Act, giving the president and the executive altitude to make determinations on who are terrorists, in secret outside any usual legal process, and therefore liable for indefinite imprisonment without charge. Something that also includes Americans captured on US soil. Neither of the democratic candidates have so far come out strongly for maintaining the fundamental right of hearing your charge in a court when you're arrested in this context. Presumably arguing with some form or shape of evasion that suggests the ruling gives anyone picked up by the US military anywhere in the world the ability to question their incarceration in a district court before a judge. Even though this narrow decision depends on the jurisdiction the US has over the area the camp is on - and that it in other words does not involve any of the numerous military installations the US has on soil under different ownership (which is another hotly contested issue in, for example, Iraqi politics at the moment). *throws hands* I don't know.. comments?