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2006-06-29 11:22:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday said he had not fully reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found the current military tribunal system to try Guantanamo prisoners unlawful, but promised it would be taken seriously. Bush said he would consult with the U.S. Congress to attain appropriate authority for the military tribunals the high court said violated U.S. military rules and the Geneva Conventions. "We take the findings seriously," he said at a news...

2006-06-29 11:02:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday said he had not fully reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found the current military tribunal system to try Guantanamo prisoners unlawful, but promised it would be taken seriously. Bush said he would consult with the U.S. Congress to attain appropriate authority for the military tribunals the high court said violated U.S. military rules and the Geneva Conventions. "We take the findings seriously," he said at a news...

2006-06-29 11:06:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unlawful the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military commission convened to try...

2006-06-29 09:21:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the military tribunal for Guantanamo prisoner Salim Ahmed Hamdan lacks the power to proceed because it violates the Geneva Conventions.

2006-06-29 09:18:37

(Reuters) - The Supreme Court ruled that the U.S. lacks power to proceed with Guantanamo military tribunals. Details to follow.

2006-06-27 14:22:51

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-06-27 12:52:36

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-06-26 19:08:01

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - As the Bush administration awaits a ruling on the legitimacy of its Guantanamo war crimes tribunals, the U.S. State Department's top legal advisor said on Monday that emptying the detention camp posed "a real conundrum." The administration wants to send home more of the 540 foreign captives held as terrorism suspects at the Guantanamo Bay naval base but many of their homelands won't take them, State Department legal advisor...

2006-06-24 16:08:45

By Tim Ahmann WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals held at Guantanamo Bay were sent home on Saturday, two weeks after three suicides at the facility thrust U.S. handling of terrorism suspects back into the spotlight. The Pentagon said in a statement the latest repatriation leaves about 450 prisoners at the U.S. naval base in Cuba. It said 120 of those foreign terrorism suspects had been determined eligible for "transfer or release." "Departure of these remaining...

2006-06-24 11:19:24

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fourteen Saudi Arabian nationals in U.S. custody at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects have been sent home, the Pentagon said on Saturday. It said the latest repatriation leaves about 120 detainees that the United States has determined are eligible for "transfer or release" and about 450 prisoners in total. "Departure of these remaining detainees approved for transfer or release is subject to ongoing discussions between the United States...


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callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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