9 the ruling of hamdan v rumsfeld held that bush had

This preview shows page 2. Sign up to view the full content.

9. The ruling of Hamdan v Rumsfeld held that Bush had no constitutional authority to establish the military commissions of the UCMJ proposed by President Bush. Congress argued that Bush’s laws weren’t ever legally enacted and therefore could not legally be used to persecute and detain enemy combatants. 10. The significance is labeling suspected terrorists as unlawful “enemy combatants” is that it provides a broader range of subversive activists who act against the country in styles other than blatant terrorism, and allows the government to detain more suspects. 11. The shortcoming of using military commissions to try suspected terrorists is that the rules of military trials directly violate the 6 th amendment and interfere with the regular judicial process, all on the basis of unreliable, and even sometimes, false evidence. 12. In my opinion, the validity of some of President Bush’s methods after 9/11 are justified as vital to public welfare and combatting suspected subversives and “enemy combatants”, because they were similar in nature to Lincoln’s actions at the spark of the Civil War. For example, Lincoln held captives and suspended habeas corpus in time of national unrest. However, some of his latter actions mirrored actions taken by FDR that I do not support- such as wiretaps and indefinite detention up to 3 YEARS, in the case of Jose Padilla, which is a blatant violation of human rights, and cannot be justified by any global government because of the lack of reason.
Image of page 2
You've reached the end of this preview.
  • Fall '11
  • Boufford
  • President of the United States, Commander-in-chief

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern