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Inside Lawyer Who Changed the Mind of the Supreme Court

Last month, we posted on the Supreme Court's rare reversal in agreeing to hear the detainee case that it had previously declined to review. As we wrote, some commenters opined that an affidavit submitted by the detainees' lawyers by a Pentagon insider about the "sham" nature of the military hearings may have swayed the court to change its minds. Today, The New York Times profiles Stephen Abraham, the lawyer who wrote the affidavit. Abraham is a civil lawyer in private practice but served as an Army intelligence officer in the reserves for 22 years. And soon, he will likely have "foonote in history" to add to his resume, as the Supreme Court's decision in the detainee case will clarify the legal rights of enemy combatants/detainees for the remainder of this administration and moving forward.

Posted by Carolyn Elefant on July 23, 2007 at 04:34 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)


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