Hamdi VS Rumsfeld

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Name of case: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld
Date decided: June 24, 2004

Summary (facts) of case: Hamdi v. Rumsfeld was case brought to the United States which began in April 28, 2004. Hamdi was born in 1980. Originally residing in Louisiana where he was born, making him a United States citizen, he later moved with his family to Saudi Arabia. At the age of twenty Hamdi traveled for his first time to Afghanistan where he was working. Hamdi was later caught by the Afghan group "Northern Alliance" and was handed to the U.S. Hamdi was sent to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba because the United States thought that Yaser Esam Hamdi was
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There for this should be strictly the executive powers case and the Judiciary should not be involved in this case.
Discussion: The majority rule was correct in almost everything that they mentioned . Yaser Hamdi was an American born citizen and the fact that he had his rights taken away was absurd. After being captive for a couple years and being sent from prison to prison affected Yaser and his family. Yaser did not do anything in particular but he was in fact in the wrong place at the wrong time. For an American to be detained by his natural born country with no evidence is truly disturbing. The United States made a constitution that does protect you and your rights as a citizen from the governmental powers unless of course you break them. Similar to the case Bowers vs. Hardwick where they did not allow due process to two Homosexual men for having sex. What people do is their business and the United States should not control the choices that people make unless they are causing harm to someone else. Their choices should not deprive them of their rights. The only people that should have their rights taking away is people who break the law such as rapist, serial killers and people who try to harm others . Evidence should also show that the person is guilty for their rights to be revoked. No matter what the situation is they are all American citizens and if they do break the laws according to the constitution you