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August 30, 2008


James Hamilton

What happens when a governmental agency misses a deadline?


Obviously the Justice Department, CIA and DoD are working hard to ensure they legally comply with all rulings and need the extra time to compile all the information which they were ordered to provide. Sounds like they are doing a great job.


They were unprepared for the "onerous task" of explaining why they have had these guys in custody for six years? You'd like to think they wouldn't have to spend "dozens of hours" collecting information about the detainees at this point. It would be nice if they already had the information that justifies their detention. And are were really supposed to believe the Boumediene decision caught them by surprise? Really? They didn't realize the case was up before the Supreme Court? They forgot that the issue was going to be decided? The mind reels...


So the Bush Administration's lawyers culled from the ranks of Regents University School of Law can't read a calendar? Certainly there must have been some lowly Harvard grads out there somewhere who would have helped them out. I guess you get what you pay for.

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