The Hamdan decision (PDF) has stirred up quite a bit of legal scholarship and commentary around the web. Thought everyone might be interested in taking a peek at some of this. I’ll be reading and re-reading the Hamden opinion, concurrence and dissents and posting thoughts and analysis through the weekend as well – but a lot of this analysis is first rate and worthy of some serious discussion and argument as well. And I wanted to share it with everyone else.
– Here’s a transcript from CNN’s Lou Dobbs the evening of the Hamdan decision.
– Glenn, as always, has some exceptional thoughts on the case.
– SCOTUSBlog has some fantastic analysis, and links to other legal scholarship and early thoughts on the case.
– ACSBlog has some great thoughts as well. I particularly enjoyed this essay on the Hamdan/Youngstown framework. Definitely gives you a lot to think about in that read.
– Further from the ACS website, I discovered this gem of a video of a recent discussion about the current SCOTUS and legal trends.
– Regarding conditions at Gitmo, RawStory had a Salon excerpt yesterday that is worth a read – and I’ll link up the Salon story when I have time to find the link. It seems that Gitmo interrogators may have received part of their training in a torture survival boot camp that the military sponsors for special forces and other special ops military training. Boo yah. (SIGH) (Here’s the Salon story link on Gitmo interrogation/torture technique teaching — via a find by reader punaise, to whom I give much thanks.)
– On the Lehrer NewsHour yesterday, John Yoo was a bit testy — of course, if the Supreme Court publicly rebuked my legal reasoning skills, I might be a little testy, too. There was further discussion with Marcia Coyle of the National Law Journal later in the broadcast that is also worth a read.
And that’s just a small slice of the discussion on this case. I know some of the other legal beagles who read here have other favorite legal bookmark websites, so please share them in the comments below. As I said, I’ll be doing much more on the case over the weekend as I digest the case and contemplate the precedents used and the possibilities for future legal and political applications — both for Presidential and Congressional actions, and citizen actions as well.
UPDATE: Meant to link these up as well:
– Digby on a genuine, American hero.
– Billmon on the Hamdan decision.
– And Crooks and Liars has more on Checking the Decider.