THE MILITARY COMMISSIONS ACT OF 2006: AN ABJECT ABDICATION BY CONGRESS

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Roger S. Clark

My thesis is that the Military Commissions Act represents a total failure of Congress to pay attention to some basic propositions of international treaty and customary law and a failure to exercise its powers under the Constitution. The Congress that passed the legislation was led by Republicans, but I have not seen the Democrats rushing to correct the errors. In short, a plague on both their houses! A quotation from Justice Robert Jackson, concurring in the Steel Seizure Case, will set the stage  View More