Writ of Habeas Corpus

  1. Alberto Gonzalez dangerously declares to the Senate Judiciary Committe that not all individuals in the United States are Constitutionally guaranteed the Writ of Habeas Corpus:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY5Bw...elated&search=
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  2. 30 Comments

  3. by   pickledpepperRN
    A complicated issue from a legal standpoint.

    FROM THE MAY ABA JOURNAL

    The Reach of the Writ
    Habeas corpus rights of Guantanamo detainees are still up in the air

    …Is the privilege of habeas corpus limited to American citizens and to U.S. territory, or does it follow U.S. authority beyond the borders?...

    http://www.abanet.org/journal/ereport/a20ssct.html
  4. by   SuesquatchRN
    Until this adminsistration I'd always been proud of being American. Embarrassed sometimes, but proud. I'm ashamed of us now.
  5. by   sanctuary
    Me too. Frightened, and ashamed.
  6. by   danh3190
    It amazes me that a member of this administration admits that ANYBODY has a right to habeus corpus.
  7. by   pickledpepperRN
    Quote from danh3190
    It amazes me that a member of this administration admits that ANYBODY has a right to habeus corpus.
    He said this under oath!
    Senator Arlen Specter stated his testimony violates common sense.

    "The Constitution does not say that every individual or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to Habeus Corpus. It simply says that the right shall not be suspended." Attorney General A. Gonzales

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZY5Bw...elated&search=
  8. by   sanctuary
    How absurd. If the right cannot be taken away, then, in anybody's logic, it is present and granted. This kind of antics with semantics makes me crazy. He should be fired, or quit, or whatever happens to nincompoops that are so facile with words that they distort the meaning.
    Last edit by sanctuary on Apr 23, '07 : Reason: spelling, of course
  9. by   pickledpepperRN
    Washington, DC – House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) and House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers (D-MI) introduced legislation today which would uphold the principle of habeas corpus by amending existing law to allow individuals detained, often for many years without formal charges, to have their day in court.

    http://armedservices.house.gov/apps/...pr062207.shtml


    House defense appropriators consider closing Gitmo
    June 22, 2007
    The House defense appropriators are considering including language in the 2008 spending bill that would close Guantanamo Bay prison, according to a senior defense appropriator.
    Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.), a strong proponent of closing the controversial military detainee facility, said that the defense subcommittee is planning to introduce a provision to shut down the detention unit for suspected terrorists in Cuba.

    http://thehill.com/leading-the-news/...007-06-22.html
  10. by   HM2VikingRN
    Illogical and nuts...Of course this is the same guy who tries to assert that the executive branch can do whatever it wants whenever it wants....
  11. by   mercyteapot
    Quote from spacenurse
    He said this under oath!
    Senator Arlen Specter stated his testimony violates common sense.
    His appointment violates common sense, too, but consider the source.
  12. by   sanctuary
    We have witnessed the end of life on Earth as we knew it. Sad, distressing, but we will never be the proud nation we were. Words cannot be unsaid, deeds cannot be undone.
  13. by   CHATSDALE
    Quote from sanctuary
    We have witnessed the end of life on Earth as we knew it. Sad, distressing, but we will never be the proud nation we were. Words cannot be unsaid, deeds cannot be undone.
    i agree, and the most sad thing about the situation is that there is none of the people now running for president whom i believe will restore us to pride in ourselves..i don't care what the rest of the world thinks of us, those who don't like us will never like us but we should have respect for ourselves

    the terrorists were placed in gitmo because they are not citizens and they are not on american soil, ergo they are not entitled to constitutional rights
  14. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from CHATSDALE

    the terrorists were placed in gitmo because they are not citizens and they are not on american soil, ergo they are not entitled to constitutional rights

    Bears repeating . . .

    steph

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