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    Of course, Quinn, for all of its other difficulties, was decided before the elaboration of 1949 Geneva Conventions (and subsequent international humanitarian law) and modern human rights law.   The dominant international law view is that they should not be tried by any military jurisdiciton, but by ordinary civilian courts.
    The Military Commissions Act was one of the worst pieces of legislation ever!

    http://www.amnesty.org/...

    "No one else could ever be admitted here, since this gate was made only for you. I am now going to shut it."- Franz Kafka, "Before the Law"

    by normal family on Sun Jan 25, 2009 at 04:29:13 PM PST

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