Saturday, January 20, 2007

Habeas Corpus :: Not So Much

Did he volunteer for taser target too many times...?   Have the russians nuked his suschi...?   If it kool-aid poisoning it is a really severe case, no doubt...   Maybe being sucked up into Bush's alternative universe, black hole, anti-reality bubble world just a few times too many...   You know...   Makes him Hate America...

Sparky Gonzales C&L Earth to Alberto: Habeas Corpus-update-video added

mcjoan says it so well: ( Impeach Gonzales )

A reader transcribed this exchange concerning habeas corpus from today's Senate Judiciary Committee hearings (no official transcript yet):

  • 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.

Article I, Section 9:

The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

Alberto Gonzales should not only be impeached for his willfully obtuse interpretations of the Constitution, he should be disbarred.

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Blogger david said...

worried that Gonzalez is the Attorney General?

want the restoration of habeas corpus? the repeal of the Military Commissions Act?

some common sense?

get involved at:

1:10 AM  
Blogger fc said...

Thanks for the link David... I will link to it from my anti war politics page...

It seems the nightmare that is Gitmo is going to be a permanent scar on the face of Lady Liberty. It is so sad that they just hold people without any due process... Welcome to the Corporatistic Fascism of George W. Bush and the NeoCons...

- fc

4:59 AM  

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