I Miss Habeas Corpus

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    Doh!

    Years it's been years now since I created this experience and lambasted Bush.Ahhh.Those were the good old days. I wanted him to be prosecuted for war crimes for torture, or at least he should have that threat hanging over his head.Nothing came of it and I had given up hope...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    23 Responses Feb 7, 2011

    Rest In Peace

    June 15, 1215 - October 17, 2006   From wiki: In January 2007, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales told the Senate Judiciary Committee that in his opinion: "There is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There's a prohibition against taking it away." He...
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    26-30
    Apr 11, 2008

    Guantanamo

    Habeas Corpus is an ancient common law prerogative writ - a legal procedure to which you have an undeniable right. It is an extraordinary remedy at law. Upon proper application, or even on naked knowledge alone, a court is empowered, and is duty bound, to issue the Extraordinary...
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    26-30
    2 Responses Oct 13, 2008

    Reforming/Eradicating Due Process

    Habeas Corpus does indeed seem to be a thing of the past. It kind went out the window with the passage of the Patriot Act.  And once rights are taken away it is very, very hard to get them back again. This we know. It is why there was such outrage when Bush did it, suspended...
    Quintesse Quintesse
    51-55, F
    9 Responses Jan 24, 2012

    Profound.

    The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times, and under all circumstances. No doctrine, involving more pernicious consequences, was ever invented by...
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    26-30
    1 Response Jul 2, 2008

    Obama Needs to Bring It Back

    Just say no to military tribunals. Oh, and while your at it, Mr. President could you abolish the Military Commissions Act? Oh, the Defense Department and the CIA are freaking out on you? Yeah. That can be rough. 7 years rotting in Gitmo for a crime you never committed and...
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    26-30
    May 5, 2009
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