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A critically thinking curmudgeon whose goal, in addition to creatively venting about the imperfect world in which we live, is to induce critical thinking in others. The ultimate goal is to help bring about a peaceful world in which we can all live in freedom.

Friday, September 09, 2005

Let's Hope SCOTUS Overturns This, PRONTO!

If this isn't an abomination, I don't know what is. Let us hope that the Supreme Court overturns this decision, forthwith, and that impeachment charges proceed against the majority of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals that rendered the decision. If this stands, we are finished as a nation of free people.


Blogger Paul said...

However important it is to prevent people from carrying out terrorist acts [clue: very important], these particular powers of detention have major scope for abuse.

How strict is the test that the authorities need to meet to be able to detain one of their own citizens? How much easier is it to detail a visiting "alien"?

If the power rests on a congressional resolution which "provided the President all powers necessary and appropriate to protect American citizens from terrorist attacks", what constitutional provision allows Congress to override constitutional requirements for due process? Or is the constitution vaguer on due process than people believe?

What other provisions or procedures might provide sufficient protection of the public from both terrorism and governmental abuse?

1:00 PM, September 29, 2005  

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