i just got back from my lunch break in which i was reading the three supreme court decisions that were handed down today concerning detainees in the "war on terror." they're quite long if you read all of the various concurrences and dissents--at least too long for me to get through all three during lunch. but i'm mostly there and will blog about them tonight.
but what gets me blogging now is when i noticed this crappy yahoo headline: "Supreme Court Deals Blow to War on Terror". the article itself is not much better. in the second paragraph it describes the decisions as "surprising moves" by the court even though it was well-known that the government's lawyers expected to lose the cases. that's because the bush administration's detention policies are completely unprecedented in the history of this country or in the text of the constitution. unfortunately for the bush administration, the court usually bases its decisions on precisely those two things.
UPDATE: i just noticed yahoo changed the headline. it now reads "Supreme Court Deals Blows to Bush's War on Terror" and changed the second paragraph "surprising moves" to "historic moves." in both instances an improvement, in my mind. maybe other people complained. or maybe, just maybe they couldn't resist the massive grassroots power of this blog. i report, you decide