In a dramatic decision that divided the Supreme Court 5-4, the justices on Thursday rejected the latest effort by the Bush administration and Congress to deny Guantanamo detainees the right to appeal their imprisonment in U.S. courts. Justice Anthony Kennedy provided the crucial fifth vote as well as the majority opinion. Justice Antonin Scalia read part of his bitter dissent from the bench, calling the decision "devastating."
Supreme Court Says Guantanamo Detainees Have Right to Challenge Detention
June 13, 2008