Michael Ratner, Counsel for al-Qaeda

Much has already been written of the U.S. Supreme Court’s lawless, nonsensical decision in Boumediene v. Bush, the ruling that gives America’s terrorist enemies unprecedented access to our civilian court system, but little has been written about the aggressively anti-American public interest law firm that helped to make it happen. (You can’t miss the Washington Post‘s Dan Froomkin’s idiotic, ahistorical ballad in which he grossly misrepresents the views of the Founding Fathers.)

The Center for Constitutional Rights, which acted as co-counsel in the case, is jumping for joy, hailing the decision handed down this week as a great triumph for the Constitution. I profiled CCR two years ago, noting that the frighteningly effective group was at the forefront of the legal left’s push to give due process rights to America’s terrorist enemies.

The group is headed by Michael Ratner, a wealthy communist who wrote a book praising mass murderer Che Guevara.

It should surprise absolutely no one that since 2002 George Soros’s Open Society Institute has given CCR as much as $200,000.

POST SCRIPT June 17: John Yoo has an excellent op-ed entitled “The Supreme Court Goes to War” in today’s Wall Street Journal.

Matthew Vadum

The author of Subversion Inc.: How Obama’s ACORN Red Shirts are Still Terrorizing and Ripping Off American Taxpayers (WND Books, 2011), Vadum, former senior vice president at CRC, writes and speaks widely…
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