While we were watching the train wreck of Patriot Act passage last week, the House of Representatives quietly passed a bill that grants the President of the United States the right to engage in perpetual war. Together, these bills concentrate power in the hands of
The news has emerged that President Barack Obama is considering an executive order to impose a system of indefinite detention without trial in the United States of America. The New York Times interviewed Obama administration officials to uncover the reasons why: At the heart of
If you paid attention during history and civics classes in high school, you learned that the U.S. Government cannot search or seize either a person, or his property, or his private effects without a warrant signed by a judge on the basis of probable cause
This is why America needs habeas corpus. A McClatchy Newspapers investigation reveals that “dozens and perhaps hundreds of men” have been wrongfully detained at the Guantanamo Bay indefinite detention facility without charge and without the habeas corpus right to challenge the basis for their detention.