The Inconvenience of a 'Constitution [That] Follows the Flag…But Doesn't Quite Catch Up with It': From Downes v. Bidwell to Boumediene v. Bush
79 Pages Posted: 26 Jun 2014
Date Written: March 2010
Providing extensive historical, precedential and sociological context for the 2008 decision on the habeas corpus rights of detainees at Guantanamo Naval Station; includes a detailed study of the court’s references to the Insular Cases and then a detailed analysis of the original decisions an their historical and sociological context.
Keywords: Constitutional Law, territorial possessions, war on terror, Balzac, Insular Cases
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