On habeas corpus ad subjiciendum: Is the constitution still working?

According to this, we will find out soon. American hypocrisy when it comes to matters of democracy will either be confirmed, delayed, or rejected in the decision of Jose Padilla. After more than 2 1/2 years of detention, will he get a fair trial or be released? Or will he be unlawfully detained for longer by virtue of some new suspension of this right? This is in America where the writ of habeas corpus is celebrated as the most efficient safeguard of the liberty of an individual. Meeting with Putin and making claims about the lack of democracy and free press in Russia rings hollow if you cannot ensure the liberty of your own citizens.

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Addendum: Thank you Maureen Dowd for saying this on Meet the Press. [via Crooks and Liars]


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