NYU Law Professor Ronald Dworkin has this article in The New York Review of Books in which he examines the recent Supreme Court cases Hamdi v. Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld v. Padilla, and Rasul v. Bush. He ends with this eloquent passage:
"Our Constitution demands that we run that risk [of sacrificing efficiency in deference to morality] in our ordinary criminal process: no doubt our police would be more efficient in preventing crime, and we would all be safer, if we ignored the rights of due process at home. The world is shocked by our willingness to abandon what we claim to be our most fundamental values just because our victims are foreigners. We must hope that Camp X-Ray and Abu Ghraib soon become symbols of a national aberration, like the Japanese-American internment camps of World War II, that we must take care not to repeat, rather than evidence of what, to our shame, we have now become."