If this was the new look of harmony and consensus at the Supreme Court, it needs some work.
There, on the final day of the Court’s term, June 29, was Justice John Paul Stevens, calmly defiant as he read from his landmark opinion in the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, detainee case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. The 73-page ruling against the Bush administration’s military commissions thoroughly trashed an appeals court ruling joined by the man sitting next to Stevens, Chief Justice John Roberts Jr., when he was on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
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