Rationalizing the Constitution: The Military Commissions Act and the Dubious Legacy of Ex Parte Quirin

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Chad DeVeaux

Bartko Zankel Bunzel & Miller

Date Written: 2008

Abstract

The Article’s title is taken from Justice Jackson’s dissent in Korematsu v. United States. In it, I offer an originalist critique to the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which authorizes the prosecution of alleged "war on terror" offenders by military tribunals. I argue that irrespective of congressional authorization, such extra-Judicial prosecution encroaches upon quintessential Article III functions and thereby violates the separation of powers.

Keywords: military commissions, war on terrorism, war on terror, separation of powers, Guantanamo

Suggested Citation

DeVeaux, Chad, Rationalizing the Constitution: The Military Commissions Act and the Dubious Legacy of Ex Parte Quirin (2008). Akron Law Review, Vol. 42, No. 1, 2009. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2276173

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