The Supreme Court has sided with the government in the matter of publicizing photos of detainees being abused.
This particular decision -- withholding these particular photographs -- doesn't trouble this citizen. What does, however, is having to face the fact that we are dealing with an institutionalist court and an institutionalist president. I may be wrong, but I believe many Americans who are uneasy about the corporatization of America are no less troubled by the institutionalization of at least two branches of government. Consistently defending the rights of the institution over the rights of the individual in a democracy is problematical.The Supreme Court has thrown out an appeals court ruling ordering the disclosure of photographs of detainees being abused by their U.S. captors.
In doing so Monday, the high court cited a recent change in federal law that allows the pictures to be withheld. The justices issued a brief, and expected, order Monday directing the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York to take another look at a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union to obtain the photos of detainee abuse. ...NYT