Erring on the side of recklessness comes at a high price. It undermines the constitutional rights America values most. It harms our international image. It hands a recruitment tool to terrorists. We know this now. Time to apply the lesson.
The top court agreed to hear an appeal by former senior Bush officials – including John Ashcroft and Robert Mueller – seeking to block a lawsuit filed by immigrants, mainly Muslims, detained after the Sept. 11 attacks.
Since George W. Bush literally took office, the right has repeatedly tried to pass legislation that discourages the votes of minorities, students, and the poor.