The "Stable Bulwark of Our Liberties"

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The U.S. Supreme Court yesterday struck a blow for the separation of powers and dealt the Bush administration a big setback by ruling that suspects held without charge at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have the right to contest their imprisonment under the doctrine of habeas corpus. Simply put, the Court held that the government may not keep anyone in custody indefinitely without having to justify its actions to a judge.

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