While the U.S. governmental system of checks and balances often finds executive and legislative interests at odds, the most successful administrations have found ways to work together with Congress. The breakdown of that process has led to sharply increased reliance on executive orders.
‘This decision regrettably provides constitutional immunity for some of the most high-level officials responsible for gross abuses in the aftermath of September 11,’ said ACLU’s Hina Shamsi.
The U.S. Supreme Court said Monday that former George W. Bush officials cannot be held liable for the abuse and detention of a group of Muslim, South Asian, and Arab non-citizens swept up in the wake of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. "This decision regrettably provides constitutional immunity for some of the most high-level officials responsible