A new home for Gitmo detainees?

Jerry Schmitt
According to Poltico, leading house Democrats insist that the Guantanamo "detainees" be evacuated to North America, suggesting Quantico VA or Charleston SC.  Let's face it: they would be more welcome at a nice Upper East Side condo building with doorman where they could be closer to their attorneys at Shearman & Sterling

Of course, it might take some persuasion to get the locals to accept the U.S. military presence, not to mention those pesky cooperative committes which scrutinize potential buyers of co-op apartments.

Update:

A reader who prefers to remain anonymous writes:

This may not be mere political theater - Gitmo is not on U.S. soil (we lease it from Cuba) and I believe that this limits the jurisdiction of Federal courts.  Moving detainees onto U.S. soil makes legal actions in the Federal courts much more attractive.  It would probably also conserve the limited budgets of most of these "paupers" who have no funds to hire attorneys and the funds of attorneys who do this on a voluntary basis. 
According to Poltico, leading house Democrats insist that the Guantanamo "detainees" be evacuated to North America, suggesting Quantico VA or Charleston SC.  Let's face it: they would be more welcome at a nice Upper East Side condo building with doorman where they could be closer to their attorneys at Shearman & Sterling

Of course, it might take some persuasion to get the locals to accept the U.S. military presence, not to mention those pesky cooperative committes which scrutinize potential buyers of co-op apartments.

Update:

A reader who prefers to remain anonymous writes:

This may not be mere political theater - Gitmo is not on U.S. soil (we lease it from Cuba) and I believe that this limits the jurisdiction of Federal courts.  Moving detainees onto U.S. soil makes legal actions in the Federal courts much more attractive.  It would probably also conserve the limited budgets of most of these "paupers" who have no funds to hire attorneys and the funds of attorneys who do this on a voluntary basis.