Supreme Court Rules Againt Gitmo Tribunals
San Francisco Bay Area
30 Jun 2006 04:17 GMT
On June 29, 2006, the US Supreme Court ruled on Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, concluding that US President George Bush overstepped his authority in creating military war crimes tribunals for Guantanamo Bay detainees. The Court, in a 5-3 decision, held that the Bush administration did not have authority to set up the tribunals and found the military commissions illegal under both military justice law and the Geneva Convention.