President Barack Obama has quietly decided to bypass Congress and allow the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects without charges.
The move, which was controversial when the idea was first floated in The Washington Post in May, has sparked serious concern among civil liberties advocates. Such a decision allows the president to unilaterally hold "combatants" without habeas corpus -- a legal term literally meaning "you shall have the body" -- which forces prosecutors to charge a suspect with a crime to justify the suspect's detention.
Friday, September 25, 2009
OBAMA DROPS OBJECTION TO DROPPING HABEAS CORPUS
This little gem seemed to slip through the main stream media's hands...and apparently civil libertarians have missed it as well.
So much for "change" we you can believe in...
Hat-tip Freedom's Phoenix
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