Saturday, October 21, 2006

Habeas Corpus, Part II

The birth of Habeas Corpus:
No free man shall be seized or imprisoned, or stripped of his rights or possessions, or outlawed or exiled, or deprived of his standing in any other way, nor will we proceed with force against him, or send others to do so, except by the lawful judgement of his equals or by the law of the land.

To no one will we sell, to no one deny or delay right or justice.
(Articles 39 & 40, Magna Carta, presented to King John, June 17, 1215 at Runnymede, England)

The death of Habeas Corpus:
Moving quickly to implement the bill signed by President Bush this week that authorizes military trials of enemy combatants, the administration has formally notified the U.S. District Court here that it no longer has jurisdiction to consider hundreds of habeas corpus petitions filed by inmates at the Guantanamo Bay prison in Cuba.

(Deatinee Detention Act, Oct 2006)

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