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Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tax Profs Join Letter Challenging Use of Military Commissions to Try "Enemy Combatants"

450 law professors, led by Bruce Ackerman (Yale), David Cole (Georgetown), Rosa Ehrenreich Brooks (Virginia), Deena Hurwitz (Virginia), and Judith Resnik (Yale), have issued a statement calling on the Supreme Court to grant review of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (No. 05-184), a case challenging the President's creation of military commissions to try "unlawful combatants":

We, the undersigned law professors at many law schools, urge that lawyers, jurists, and the public take every opportunity to reassert the rule of law, to reiterate America's constitutional commitments, and to insist on humane treatment that gives each person a fair opportunity to be heard before impartial tribunals, not ones controlled by the executive.

Among the Tax Prof signatories are:

  • Michael Asimow (UCLA)
  • Linda Beale (Illionos)
  • Daniel Halperin (Harvard)
  • Mary Heen (Richmond)
  • Joel Newman (Wake Forest)
  • Stephen Utz (Connecticut)

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