The U.S. Wins the Right to Abduct Innocent People with Impunity

June 15th, 2010

Via: Salon:

The Supreme Court today denied a petition of review from Maher Arar, the Canadian and Syrian citizen who was abducted by the U.S. Government at a stopover at JFK Airport when returning to Canada in 2002, held incommunicado for two weeks, and then rendered to Syria, where he spent the next 10 months being tortured, even though — as everyone acknowledges — he was guilty of absolutely nothing. Arar sued the U.S. Government for what was done to him, and last November, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the dismissal of his lawsuit on the ground that courts have no right to interfere in these decisions of the Executive Branch. That was the decision which the U.S. Supreme Court let stand today, ending Arar’s attempt to be compensated for what was done to him.

2 Responses to “The U.S. Wins the Right to Abduct Innocent People with Impunity”

  1. Larry Glick Says:

    And we’re in Iraq and Afghanistan to support democracy and “Rule of Law?” Where’s the “Rule of Law?????”

  2. tochigi Says:

    pro forma democracy.
    the law is what the dictator says it is.
    the courts (sic) agree with the dictator.
    the democratically (sic) elected assemblies agree with the dictator.

    “fascism” may not be the correct term from an historical perspective, but effectively, if “they” come for you, you are absolutely fcuked. that seems pretty much like facsism to me…
    hope AND change

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