Glenn Greenwald, Salon.com blogger and former constitutional lawyer, discusses the high success rate of Gitmo detainees in habeas corpus hearings, the legal uncertainty over the extent of U.S. government powers, Obama’s use of the AUMF as a one-size-fits-all legal justification, how a unilateral executive branch is preferable to Congressionally codified bad behavior and the $200 million dollar bribe needed to offload former Gitmo Uighur prisoners on Palau.
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Glenn Greenwald is a former constitutional lawyer and author of Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics, A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency, and How Would a Patriot Act? Defending American Values From a President Run Amok. His blog and radio show can be found at Salon.com.