Stephen Harper abusing the courts?

“The Conservatives will appeal a federal court ruling that orders the government to repatriate Canadian-born terrorism suspect Omar Khadr from the U.S. military prison in Guantanamo Bay, the CBC is reporting.

According to the report, the government has filed a stay pending appeal of a Federal Court of Appeal ruling earlier this month forcing the government to seek Khadr’s return, meaning the Supreme Court of Canada will now decide whether to review the case.”

(http://www.canada.com/news/national/Tories+appeal+Khadr+repatriation+ruling+Report/1925644/story.html)

Let’s not forget Stephen Harper already appealed, and lost the appeal. I wonder what the Supreme Court can do at this point? It’s too damn late. Regardless of what the Supreme Court does, it shows how the court system can be manipulated by the governing party in such a way laws really don’t mean shit [unless you are “just” a Canadian citizen].

Meanwhile, over in the U.S. we are finding out that torture techniques included threatening peoples family and children, and faking executions.

When will the madness end?

[arguing with a classmate about this brought up another position: that if Khadr was brought here he’d have to be tried, whereas in the U.S. that might happen sooner or be thrown out… I figure it would get thrown out here too. He thought my position was partison bullshit. I’m looking forward to hearing the supreme court decision.]

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