February 27, 2007

IT'S ALMOST LIKE THEY THINK REPEATING A LIE OFTEN ENOUGH WILL MAKE IT TRUE:

Testing the line between despotism and a free society (Scot Lehigh, February 27, 2007, Boston Globe)

HABEAS CORPUS is now headed back to the US Supreme Court, in a case that will prove a fundamental test of US justice.

Will the Roberts court uphold one of the oldest and most basic rights in the US Constitution -- that of a prisoner to go to court to challenge his imprisonment?

The issue could also test the courage of the new Congress. Will the Democratic majority wage a determined fight to re-establish what has been a basic guarantee of procedural rights?


We still eagerly await so much as a single citation to a successful habeus corpus claim brought by a German POW, many of whom were actually held in the continental United States, not purposefully outside our borders. ... [chirp] ... [chirp] ....

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2007 8:19 AM
Comments

The Democratic Congress will do a lot of silly and venal things, but they will not manifestly defend terrorists (not if they have to run against McCain or Rudy).

Posted by: ratbert at February 27, 2007 9:09 AM

"If the terrorists don't get habeas corpus, the terrorists will have won!"

Posted by: Mike Morley at February 27, 2007 10:16 AM

Got into a political argument, didn't start it, friend started railing against Habeus Corpus, he's changed the Constitution, yada, yada, yada. I pointed out Lincoln suspended it.

That was different.

I wasn't quick enough to say, true, all they wanted to do was separate, these vermin want to kill us.

Posted by: Sandy P at February 27, 2007 11:47 AM

Bravo! Hail crickets! Beautiful.

While listening to the beautiful crickets chirping, herewith the case dealing with, not Germans, but more recent enemies:

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-334.ZS.html

Changed by statutes which are likely to be upheld by Bobs and his gang, but that was the law before the late Republican congress rescued it.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 27, 2007 4:35 PM

Bravo! Hail crickets! Beautiful.

While listening to the beautiful crickets chirping, herewith the case dealing with, not Germans, but more recent enemies:

http://supct.law.cornell.edu/supct/html/03-334.ZS.html

Changed by statutes which are likely to be upheld by Bobs and his gang, but that was the law before the late Republican congress rescued it.

Posted by: Lou Gots at February 27, 2007 4:43 PM
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