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Supreme Court Rejects Appeal of Abu Ghraib Inmates Claiming War Crimes Violations
Fox News ^ | June 27, 2011 | Lee Ross

Posted on 06/27/2011 3:54:04 PM PDT by Pan_Yan

Seven years after the release of shocking images of tortured prisoners in Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, the Supreme Court has turned back the appeal of 26 inmates from that infamous facility who wanted to sue two military contractors for damages.

The military's official investigation revealed "numerous incidents of sadistic, blatant, and wanton criminal abuses" committed by military personnel and civilian contractors who provided support services at the prison.

More than two dozen soldiers were reprimanded or court-martialed for their conduct. But those who were tortured want to sue two firms that hired the civilians who helped the military with translations and interrogations.

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Judge Merrick Garland, who last year was strongly considered for a spot on the high court by President Obama, wrote a dissent saying the companies should not be immune from standing trial.

"No act of Congress and no judicial precedent bars the plaintiffs from suing the private contractors," Garland said.

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: abughraib; antoniotaguba; caci; iraq; merrickgarland; nealkatyal; scotus; titan; torture; warcrimes
Sorry about all the missing details, I had to cut a bunch out for the excerpt. Judge Merrick is a lower court judge who was just overturned.
1 posted on 06/27/2011 3:54:10 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Pan_Yan

Torture? No bias there.


2 posted on 06/27/2011 3:55:37 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: Freedom_Fighter_2001

“images of tortured prisoners”

Naked Twister is not torture. Cutting off someones head is torture.


3 posted on 06/27/2011 3:58:00 PM PDT by MPJackal ("From my cold dead hands.")
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To: Pan_Yan

Awwwww, did the ladies panties hurt their widdle Muzzie heads?


4 posted on 06/27/2011 4:02:34 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (EX Congressman Anthony Weiner: "Celebrate 'Perversity'")
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To: Pan_Yan
Sadists and people who torture should be incarcerated, not running the prison. Law Enforcement 101. Zero Tolerance.

Some government agency should be tracking these fellows because once they're stateside, they'll do the same thing to U.S. citizens.

5 posted on 06/27/2011 4:03:38 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: Freedom_Fighter_2001

They fed these scumbags 3 squares a day, made them read that garbage koran, had their lawyers visit them on a daily basis while they throw crap/feces at our soldiers, at the same time , they take up the taxpayers time and money because their terrorist hides are whining about an imaginary nonsense like “torture”?

Now, kick their asses some more..


6 posted on 06/27/2011 4:04:43 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO NATION 2012)
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To: Pan_Yan

No one was tortured at Abu Ghraib. Some were made to THINK they were going to be tortured, and some might have been humiliated, so they were scared, but that’s not the same thing.


7 posted on 06/27/2011 5:39:17 PM PDT by SuziQ
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To: Pan_Yan

The Abu Ghraib sadists should’ve been executed for the shame and disrepute they brought to this nation and our armed forces. There’s no question they enabled and emboldened the enemy and made things far more difficult both at home and on the battle field.


8 posted on 06/27/2011 7:46:46 PM PDT by newzjunkey
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To: Pan_Yan
The “torture” for the basically homosexual prisoners was being forced to watch the hetro sex in their cell block.
9 posted on 06/28/2011 4:51:31 AM PDT by jmaroneps37 (Conservatism is truth. Liberalism is lies.)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Pan_Yan.


10 posted on 06/28/2011 8:32:06 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's the Obamacare, stupid! -- Thanks Cincinna for this link -- http://www.friendsofitamar.org)
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