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Happy Birthday Habeas- Fundamental Right

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:19pm
To even consider taking a person's freedom indefinitely without showing good cause flies in the face of decency. To say the suspension of Habeas Corpus is confined to individuals who are a threat to national security does not change the abusive nature of the situation. This is really something for the patriotic to get out the word that "FREEDOM NEEDS TO BE DEFENDED!" The suspension of Habeas Corpus is the suspension of our Constitution and civil rights. -Vickie Chattanooga, TN Happy birthday to our most fundamental right of them all. Without you, no other right can be freely exercised. Please come back to us! We need you! -Margarita San Leandro, CA

Happy Birthday Habeas- Call to Action

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:17pm
I miss you terribly...we need to keep pressure on all our lawmakers, Democrats as well as Republicans, to bring you back! Our democracy can't survive without you!! -Beverly Seattle, WA "Habeas is more than an idea. It lies at the heart of our national…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Honorable

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:13pm
Happy Birthday. I believe in you and your power to make us a civilized and honorable people. -Robert Brookline, MA Without you, Habeas Corpus, we're back in the Dark Ages. -William Philadelphia, PA…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Your Rightful Place

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 1:07pm
Once found, please wish Habeas the happiest of birthdays. The best gift will be for "we the people" to restore him to his rightful place at the center of our legal system where he belongs. -Carl Port Orchard, WA Although you have been unfairly suspended,…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Waiting for Acknowledgement

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:29pm
I remember your birthday although it seems many have no memory that you exist! I continue to remind them that you are yet alive and waiting for them to acknowldege you! Happy Birthday, RAH -Richard A, IN…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Worth Fighting For

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:28pm
The Writ of Habeas Corpus is a freedom worth fighting for. -Joseph, IL…

Happy Birthday Habeas- It's Essential

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:27pm
Habeas Corpus is an essential right for all Americans -Paul, KS…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Destroying from Within

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:27pm
As President Eisenhower noted, "The problem in defense is how far you can go without destroying from within what you are trying to defend from without." -Christopher, IN…

Happy Birthday Habeas- Lawlessness

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:26pm
Happy Birthday Habeas As long as you are alive it means that we have not totally descended into lawlessness. -Lorenzo, PA…

Habeas Sightings: Nantucket Island, MA

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 11:22am
We have just received the following sighting from Nantucket Island, from a painter named Zach Mayberry: I came up to Nantucket for the summer before my first real gallery show this fall. Last week I was painting the dunes near Tom Nevers Head. I wasn’t…
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