Apr 03 2007

Graham Statement on Supreme Court Ruling

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) made this statement on yesterday's decision by the Supreme Court declining to hear appeals from detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. "I am pleased the Supreme Court rejected the terrorist's lawyers request to overrule Congress and grant habeas corpus rights to enemy combatants. "We are at war and the detainees being held at Guantanamo Bay pose military threats to our country. They are not and should not be treated as common criminals under domestic criminal law. The terrorists do not deserve the same rights as our citizens. "I firmly believe the Military Commissions Act, which applies the law of armed conflict to those held at Guantanamo Bay, will be upheld in its entirety by the Supreme Court when it is fully reviewed." #####