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2010

School of Education and Human Development at the University of Colorado Denver

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An Unintended Casualty Of The War On Terror, Aya Gruber Mar 2010

An Unintended Casualty Of The War On Terror, Aya Gruber

Aya Gruber

As the dust of the Bush administration’s war on terror settles, casualties are starting to appear on the legal battlefield. The United States’ human rights reputation and the Supreme Court’s international influence lay wounded in the wake of U.S. policies that flouted international law by advocating torture, suborning indefinite detention, and erecting irregular tribunals. Through declining citation, the courts of the world are telling the Supreme Court that if it does not respect international and foreign law, international and foreign courts will not respect it. Some might object that the Supreme Court should not be lumped with ...