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+ - Habeas Corpus is GONE-> 2

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Khyber
Khyber writes "In a vote of 56 yeas to 43 nays, with one abstaining, the Cloture Motion to restore Habeas Corpus has been halted, with a 3/5 majority vote unable to be attained. Article 6 states their oath to uphold the constitution, Article 4 states that habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless in cases of rebellion and invasion when the public safety may require it. It's becoming a very dark age, indeed."
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Habeas Corpus is GONE

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  • by HTH NE1 (675604) on Thursday September 20, 2007 @01:17AM (#20677465)

    Article 4 states that habeas corpus shall not be suspended unless in cases of rebellion and invasion when the public safety may require it.
    Looked at one way, rebellion by The People is a cause for suspension of habeas corpus.
    Looked at another way, suspension of habeas corpus is cause for a rebellion by The People.
    • Too bad the people will never rebel. As long as they have their sitcoms and pretty gadgets, they don't want anything to do with it. Someone could say "starting tomorrow, everyone has to have their ass branded like a cow", and 9/10 these people would be lined up, pants around ankles, as long as you give them something shiny to show off to their neighbours. As long as we tell them it's because of 9/11, they'll do it.

      "But I don't think this is nec--"
      "9/11!"
      "Oh no! The sand niggers are coming! Protect me!"

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