"War is war, and it has never been the case that when you captured a combatant you have to give them a jury trial in your civil courts," Scalia said during a talk on March 8 at the University of Freiburg in Switzerland, Newsweek magazine reported.
"Foreigners, in foreign countries, have no rights under the American Constitution," Scalia said, according to the www.scotusblog legal website, adding that "nobody has ever thought otherwise."
"If he was captured by my army on a battlefield, that is where he belongs," Scalia told the audience.
"I had a son on that battlefield and they were shooting at my son, and I'm not about to give this man who was captured in a war a full jury trial. I mean it's crazy."
The conservative judge's son, Matthew, fought in the Iraq war.
Monday, March 27, 2006
Scalia: War is war
Seemed obvious to me. They sit for the duration. All it takes is fatwa of surrender from Bin Laden. From Yahoo,