Impeach Bush for Violation of the Sixth Amendment

Note very carefully that

the following story is about detainees in Guantanamo who the military says should never have been incarcerated 5 years ago.

Trapped in limbo at the whim of Duhbya. mjh

Chinese Detainees’ Lawyers Will Take Case to High Court By Carol

D. Leonnig, Washington Post Staff Writer

The government acknowledges that the Uighurs were imprisoned by mistake in 2002. Military

officials determined in 2004 that they were not enemy combatants and should be released. …

Lawyers working on behalf of the

Uighurs argue that Robertson’s decision effectively “proclaims an Executive with unchecked power . . . to seize and perpetually imprison

persons from around the globe.”

“The prospect of innocent men detained indefinitely, and of an Executive wielding powers beyond

those granted to it by the Constitution . . . is simply intolerable,” they wrote. …

The administration has argued in court that

the president can continue to detain the Uighurs under the executive’s “necessary power to wind up wartime detentions in an orderly


The two men at the center of the dispute, Abu Bakker Qassim and Adel Abdu Hakim, were seized by bounty hunters in

Pakistan after they fled U.S. bombing in Afghanistan in the fall of 2001. They were turned over to U.S. forces and taken to Guantanamo

Bay in 2002. A military tribunal formally ruled in the spring of 2004 that they were not enemy combatants and should be released. Their

case could affect as many as nine Uighurs currently held at Guantanamo Bay.


FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Sixth Amendment

In all

criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury ….

The U.S. Constitution Online

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