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2:20 PM ET, June 12, 2008

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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
High Court sides with Guantanamo detainees  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Thursday that foreign terrorism suspects held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention in U.S. civilian courts.  —  In its third rebuke of the Bush administration's treatment of prisoners …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court gives detainees habeas rights  —  UPDATE, 1:03 p.m. The District Court judges in Washington who will hear the detaineees' habeas challenges mandated by the Supreme Court will meet soon to decide how to proceed, that Court announced shortly after the Supreme Court ruled.
David Stout / New York Times:
Justices Rule Terror Suspects Can Appeal in Civilian Courts  —  WASHINGTON — Foreign terrorism suspects held at the Guantánamo Bay naval base in Cuba have constitutional rights to challenge their detention there in United States courts, the Supreme Court ruled, 5 to 4 …
Michelle Malkin:
Supreme Court opens up Gitmo lawsuit floodgates; Scalia: “The Nation will live to regret what the Court has done today.  I dissent.”  —  What's that sound?  The thunder of left-wing lawyers and Gitmo detainees jumping up and down for joy at the Supreme Court's ruling this morning.  Brace yourselves.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Supreme Court says Gitmo detainees must have access …
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Early Reaction to Boumediene.
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:   The Gitmo Defeat  —  While I am still reviewing the 5-4 decision …
Cernig / Newshoggers.com:
SCOTUS - Detainees Have Habeas Rights
Discussion: The Impolitic
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Habeas Rights Upheld For Gitmo Detainees By SCOTUS
Discussion: The Opinionator
Kos / Daily Kos:
Obama's birth certificate  —  The National Review's Jim Geraghty, who (ironically) helped debunk the “Michelle Obama railing against ‘whitey’” video rumors, recently wrote about a new set of rumors: … Those rumors include the claim that Obama was born in Kenya, that his middle name isn't …
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Karen Tumulty / Time:
Exclusive: Obama's Anti-Rumor Plan  —  As long as there have been rumors in politics, there has been one widely accepted way for a candidate to deal with them.  Basically, it's not to.  Otherwise, according to prevailing wisdom, all a candidate achieves is to elevate the rumors to a legitimate story for the media to feast on.
Alex Koppelman / Salon:
Fox News calls Michelle Obama “Obama's baby mama”  —  An alert reader wrote in just a little while ago to let us know about something he'd spotted on Fox News Wednesday afternoon.  During a segment discussing conservative attacks against Michelle Obama, the wife of presumptive Democratic nominee Barack …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Malkin Defends Fox
Wall Street Journal:
Ex-Friends of Barack  —  It turns out that Jim Johnson was not the man Barack Obama thought he knew.  The presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee threw the former Fannie Mae CEO over the side as his Vice Presidential vetter yesterday, only a day after he'd said that Mr. Johnson was only …
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Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Unvetted Vetter
Discussion: Commentary and Hot Air
Gail Collins / New York Times:
Barack's Bad Day  —  Everybody knows that the very first rule …
Discussion: Washington Post and WE Blog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama moves DNC operations to Chicago  —  In a major shakeup at the Democratic National Committee — and a departure from tradition — large parts of the committee's operations are relocating to Chicago to be fully integrated with the Obama campaign.  —  The DNC's political department …
The Hill:
New Gang of 14 won't back McCain  —  Peterson wants answers on energy from McCain's campaign.  In a recent interview, Peterson noted McCain's stance on climate change, saying, “If global warming is our top energy priority, this country has no economic future.”
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Justin Rose / Times of London:
Robert Mugabe's militia burn opponent's wife alive  —  The men who pulled up in three white pickup trucks were looking for Patson Chipiro, head of the Zimbabwean opposition party in Mhondoro district.  His wife, Dadirai, told them he was in Harare but would be back later in the day, and the men departed.
Josh Margolin / New Jersey Online:
CNN host lets talk go on of a possible run  —  Dobbs for N.J. governor?  —  It's a hot topic in Republican political and fundraising circles: CNN's Lou Dobbs is thinking of running for governor of New Jersey.  —  Several well-connected Republicans say they've heard the buzz that Dobbs …
 
 
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Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
Liveblogging the Texas GOP Convention
Canadian Press:
McCain coming to Canada for free trade speech
Sharon Weinberger / Danger Room:
Pentagon Inked $97 Million Deal With Kremlin-Tied Outfit …
Ruth La Ferla / New York Times:
When Conscience and Closet Collide
TChris / TalkLeft:
A Quick Reading of Boumediene
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
A Question Of Empire, Ctd.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and Eunomia
CNN:
Carville: Gore would make a great vice president...again
Discussion: TPMCafe, The Caucus and Shakesville
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
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Matthew Barakat / Associated Press:
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Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
David Broder's Moonlighting: Post columnist benefits from corporate speaking deals
Discussion: Salon and Open Left
Hillary Chabot / Boston Herald:
John McCain: 'I can't be a referee'
Patterico's Pontifications:
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Wall Street Journal:
$4 Gasbags  —  Anyone wondering why U.S. energy policy …
Debbie Schlussel:
EXCLUSIVE: Who is Mohammed Al-Churbaji?: …
 

 
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Hong Kong Free Press:
Hong Kong-based reporter Selina Cheng says she was fired by The Wall Street Journal for taking up the position of chair of the Hong Kong Journalist Association

Tim Reynolds / Associated Press:
The NBA's Board of Governors approves the league's next media rights deals with Disney, NBC, and Amazon Prime Video; WBD could still match one of the deals

Jennifer Maas / Variety:
Sources: WBD will lay off ~1,000 employees across sectors including finance, business affairs, and production; source: fewer than 10 Max staffers are affected

 
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