Presented at Cornell Law School on October 25, 2004 as part of the Berger International Speaker Series.
In the summer of 2004, the United States Supreme Court ruled on three cases involving individuals detained as "enemy combatants." Given the issues of Presidential power, habeas corpus and individual rights involved, there was a lot of speculation about the historical importance of the decisions. This presentation examines these three decisions and what they teach us about the Supreme Court and government in the 21st century.
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Detention of persons, Habeas corpus, Presidential power
Meister, Ronald W., "The Supreme Court, Guantanamo Bay and Justice Fix-it" (2004). Cornell Law School Berger International Speaker Papers. Paper 4.