Saturday, February 03, 2007

Still No Habeas Rights for You

By Robert Parry
February 3, 2007

Despite assurances from the major U.S. news media that American citizens retain their habeas corpus rights to a fair trial – even if non-citizens don’t – Justice Department lawyers have reasserted their claim that George W. Bush has the power to lock up anyone he chooses as an “enemy combatant” and effectively throw away the key.

“A citizen, no less than an alien, can be an enemy combatant,” administration lawyer David B. Salmons told a federal appeals court in Richmond, Virginia, on Feb. 1, adding that on such issues, the courts cannot interfere with the President’s wartime judgments.

Read on.

3 comments:

tom said...

Would bloggers who call Bush & Cheney terrorists & murders of American soldiers for oil in Iraq be considered enemy combatants?

Comrade O'Brien said...

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Thanks,
O'Brien

Michael said...

I learned about this on GlobalGrind.com, they have a list of 25 news stories that are under the radar but we should know about..check it out, and thank you for posting this