20 January 2007

What habeas corpus?

This short video will give you an amazing look into the mind of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and how the administration views the electorate. In the clip, Senator Patrick Leahy referring to the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that discards habeas corpus. Remember this act was passed by Republicans and Democrats in the House and Senate.

Specter: Now wait a minute, wait a minute. The Constitution says you can't take it away except in the case of invasion or rebellion. Doesn't that mean you have the right of habeas corpus?

Gonzales: "I meant by that comment that the Constitution doesn't say that every individual in the United States or every citizen has or is assured the right of habeas corpus. It doesn't say that. It simply says that the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended."

Now, there's a quotable quote.

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