Cut And Dry

Barack Obama is going to have to make a big decision just one month into his Presidency:

Just a month after President-elect Barack Obama takes office, he must tell the Supreme Court where he stands on one of the most aggressive legal claims made by the Bush administration — that the president may order the military to seize legal residents of the United States and hold them indefinitely without charging them with a crime.

There should be nothing in their brief which validates the Bush administration’s lawless, extra-constitutional views on indefinite detainment.  I hope this is a cut and dry issue for the Obama administration.  I really, really do.