Thursday, September 14, 2006

Jails without judges

I've just posted a new item titled "Jails without judges" over at Spot-on.

It summarizes some of the books recommended in the series on what's at stake in the debate over habeas corpus and includes a few notes about some of the books I read based on those recommendations.

Since the series started, the Supreme Court ruled on an important related case, Hamdan v. Rumsfeld; click here for a brief summary of that case and decision.

When the Hamdan decision was announced, law professor Walter Dellinger called it "simply the most important decision on presidential power and the rule of law ever. Ever." (Shortly thereafter, he thought he might have overstated the point.)

--Marshal Zeringue