It is good news that the Supremes are hearing this. It will be awhile until it actually gets heard and a decision made, but at least it is something. Hopefully they will make the right decision... namely that of COURSE they should have access to civilian courts. There should be absolutley NOTHING that the executive branch does that in the end can't be at the very least appealed in the normal court system. Our entire system of government is based on checks and balances. To have any area at all where there is no check at all to executive power is extremely dangerous, and should not be allowed.
Supreme Court to Hear Guantanamo Appeals
(Anne Gearan, AP on Yahoo)
The Supreme Court will hear its first case arising from the government's anti-terrorism campaign following the Sept. 11 attacks, agreeing Monday to consider whether foreigners held at a U.S. Navy base in Cuba should have access to American courts.