Friday, May 18, 2007

Alberto Gonzales grilled by Arlen Specter about Constitution!

The American Constitution and the right of "Habeus Corpus". Gonzalez, one of the architects of torture despite the Geneva Conventions, argues that Americans don't have that right. That they lost it in the War on Terror.

Habeus Corpus: "Known as the "Great Writ," a writ of habeas corpus ad subjiciendum is a court order addressed to a prison official (or other custodian) ordering that a prisoner be brought before the court so that the court can determine whether that person is serving a lawful sentence or should be released from custody.

The prisoner, or some other person on his behalf (for example, where the prisoner is being held incommunicado), may petition the court or an individual judge for a writ of habeas corpus.

The right of habeas corpus—or rather, the right to petition for the writ—has long been celebrated as the most efficient safeguard of the liberty of the subject." (

On a side note: Gonzales just received a vote of "no confidence" by the Senate...


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