[GONZALES:] “The Constitution does not say that every citizen has the right to habeas corpus.”
Constitution: “The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.”
The Supreme Court agrees with me, and disagrees with Gonzales, importantly in two recent cases, Hamdi v Rumsfeld and Hamdan v Rumsfeld.
Addendum: that actually might not have been the craziest thing said at yesterday’s hearings. Seriously. Glenn Greenwald summarizes:
Or, to put it another way, the Terrorists pose such a grave danger to our Republic that it is the most threatening and important time Ever, justifying whole new expansions of government power and total government secrecy in order to protect us and to win this War because the Terrorists want to kill us all, and our law enforcement resources should therefore be poured into imprisoning people who make adult films and putting an end to pornography. That’s what Orrin Hatch said today.
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