Saturday, July 21, 2007

Bush, and the New Executive Order...

This made most of the politically focused news reports on Friday. To be clear, this particular order permits the CIA to interrogate terrorist suspects in secret. Effectively, the order brings back the practice of extraordinary rendition from its hiatus. The President has the ability to do this because of a law Congress passed the Military Commissions Act, which permits the President to interpret international law. I can't really express my disappointment in this development, so I will leave you with Marty Lederman's analysis of this issue.

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