Hey, our lawyers are heroes

Hey, our lawyers are heroes

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Now, there's a phrase you don't hear often.

We get a lot of good support from Perkins-Coie, particularly from the redoutable Ed Wes, but I just heard that they helped win a victory for Americans in the Supreme Court yesterday:

Perkins Coie attorneys were part of a defense team that received a favorable ruling in a landmark case that challenged the scope of presidential authority. In a historic decision, the Supreme Court ruled (5-3) that military tribunals established by the Executive Office to try enemy combatants and detainees held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba are not authorized by Congress and violate both domestic and international laws, including the laws of war and the Geneva Conventions.

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These lawyers are sticking their neck out in a big way; I sure don't have the guts.

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