Supreme court blocks Guantanamo tribunals

In a 5-to-3 ruling, the US Supreme Court ruled today that the military tribunals at Guantanamo violated both US military law and the Geneva Conventions. Link to NYT story, and here is the decision via Findlaw.

In related news, ran a report on a document found in the ACLU's FOIA archives that says instructors from the Survival, Evasion, Resistance, and Escape school at Fort Bragg, NC (where elite troops learn how to survive extreme enemy interrogation measures) were shipped to Guantanamo to teach interrogators there. Link.

An anonymous BB reader says,

So basically, instructors who taught American military troops to deal with torture (by, effectively, torturing them) were sent to Guantanamo to teach interrogators there how torture -- excuse me, *interrogate* -- detainees.