The loss of Habeas corpus

October 19, 2006 at 11:59 am Leave a comment

Despite the efforts of many, including Arlen Specter (R-PA) and Patrick Leahy (D-VT), the right of Habea Corpus for detainees under the Military Commissions Act of 2006 has been eliminated. Under this legislation, some individuals at the designation of the executive branch, could be picked up and held indefinitely without trial and without any access to the courts. The detainees could be citizens of the United States and living in the United States. Habeas Corpus has long been part of Common Law and is part of the US Constitution, Article 1, section 9.

Keith Olbermann has an excellent video about the meaning of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (link below, sorry about the ad that precedes the video.) 

Another view, but not another viewpoint.

I think it would be hard to argue, in good conscience, another viewpoint.

Link to ‘Beginning of the end of America’ – Countdown with Keith Olbermann (MSNBC)


Entry filed under: News and Politics.

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