Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Habeus? We Don't Need No Stinking Habeus!

Nice Prosecutorial Abuse story.

Chilling, actually, considering that trial was held under the protection of the American legal tradition, which can now be ignored:

"[the Military Commission Act of 2006] breaks with American legal tradition in some ominous ways. Most disturbing from the perspective of the legal profession are its termination of the writ of habeas corpus with respect to the claims of detainees and its sweeping grant to the Executive of rights to label persons enemy combatants and thereby leave them without legal rights which can be vindicated in courts."

I guess we should just concentrate on being the best little productive economic units we can and leave all that civil rights mumbo-jumbo up to the President. Oh, and thank our lucky stars that the freedom-hating Democrats aren't in control and enacting all manner of soul-crushing environmental laws. Sure, terminating habeas corpus is kinda bad, but raising CAFE standards and new restrictions on carbon emissions for power companies, well those things are just too awful to even contemplate.

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