Politics

Habeas Corpus

Oliver Brown
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First, read this blog post. A law has almost been passed in a the United States (the Military Commissions Act of 2006, passed by Congress on September 27 - just needs signing by Bush) that allows aliens to be detained indefinitely without access to legal counsel and without even having anyone notified of their detention simply by having been declared an enemy combatant. And this declaration in itself doesn’t require any serious evidence and has no serious oversight (meaning in reality it requires no evidence). So the War on Terror apparently isn’t a fight for freedom… Interesting, I first read it on XML.com which has more detail.

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