The Inside Story of How Bill Clinton Sacrificed Prisoners' Rights for Political Gain
New York justice decrees two apes are covered by habeas corpus
We know many things about habeas corpus. We know that it goes back to the Magna Carta and that the U.S. Constitution affirmed this bulwark of Anglo-American liberty.
The imprisonment of Babar Ahmad is a blight on the British judicial system. He has been held in prison for eight years without ever having been before a court on any charge.
The writ of habeas corpus, the only common-law process included in the United States Constitution, is found in Article I, section 9: “the Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of Rebellion or Invasion the
Saying one operates in respect of the U.S. Constitution, the supreme law of the land, and doing are two very different things. The executive order regarding "detainees" is in opposition to everything this country once stood for.
In other words, Obama has one upped Dubya not only when it comes to Republican economic policy, but has in fact surpassed his abrogation of basic human rights.
It is starting to look like the president who campaigned on closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay may end up doing something wholly different: signing a law that would pave the way for terrorism suspects to be held indefinitely.
The police state will continue forever.
Few issues highlight Barack Obama’s extreme hypocrisy the way that Bagram does. As everyone knows, one of George Bush’s most extreme policies was abducting people from all over the world — far away from any battlefield — and then detaining them at
George W. Bush, Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld covered up that hundreds of innocent men were sent to the Guantánamo Bay prison camp because they feared that releasing them would harm the push for war in Iraq and the broader War on Terror...
Designating individuals "unlawful enemy combatants" or "unprivileged enemy belligerents" places them in legal limbo, contrary to international law, the Constitution, and three recent Supreme Court decisions:
The legislation is reportedly an attempt to seal a deal between the White House and congressional Republicans on a way to move forward on the detention of terrorism detainees.
S.3081, a bill that would authorize the federal government to detain American citizens indefinitely without trial, and S.3002, a bill that would authorize the federal government to regulate vitamins, minerals, and virtually all health and natural foo
The "Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010," introduced in both the Senate and House of Representatives, also says suspects should not be told they have a right to remain silent.
Attorneys and veteran’s groups are alarmed by recent reports that two US Army soldiers imprisoned at the Fort Lewis Regional Correctional Facility (RCF) have been subjected to human rights abuses and violations of their constitutional rights.
A long train of abuses required that the Supreme Court's oath of office be adjusted.
Chinese prepared human rights report on the United States. This is the full text of a report issued after the US issued its annual report on global human rights violations. It follows the same format and style and exhibits the same level of though