Monday, June 28, 2004

habeas corpus any one---Lincoln Redux?

"WASHINGTON (AP) - The Supreme Court ruled narrowly Monday that Congress gave President Bush the power to hold an American citizen without charges or trial"

Tell me since when can Congress authorize the President to do anything that the Constitution specifically forbides?

A few of words from that tattered document that the neo-cons, liberals and socialist ignore so easily when it gets in their way....

Amendment VI - Right to speedy trial, confrontation of witnesses.

In all criminal prosecutions, the accused shall enjoy the right to a speedy and public trial, by an impartial jury of the State and district wherein the crime shall have been committed, which district shall have been previously ascertained by law, and to be informed of the nature and cause of the accusation; to be confronted with the witnesses against him; to have compulsory process for obtaining witnesses in his favor, and to have the Assistance of Counsel for his defence.

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