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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…

New War, New Paradigm?

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:42pm
Adam Liptak at the Times has this insightful analysis of the al-Marri decision. Here's the most striking thing for me. Liptak does a good job of articulating the fallacy inherent in the administration's "third way" argument (that is, terrorists do not…

Can You Limbo?

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 12:21pm
Anthony Shadid at the Post unpacks the story of one detainee, granted release more than a year ago, who remains a guest at Gitmo's maximum security Camp Six because of confusion over his citizenship. In the legal netherworld that the U.S. military…

Al-Marri v. Wright

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:00pm
As promised, I read the (80+ page) al-Marri decision last night. Let me give you the download. First, it's important to note that the decision came on a petition of habeas corpus from Mr. al-Marri against the custodian of the Naval brig in South Carolina.…

US Resident Enemy Combatant Wins in 4th Cir.

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:19pm
This is huge. More soon... "The President cannot eliminate constitutional protections with the stroke of a pen by proclaiming a civilian, even a criminal civilian, an enemy combatant subject to indefinite military detention," the judge continued.…

CSM on Asylum in Albania

By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 2:00pm
True story of Gitmo detainee sent to Albania, and granted asylum at request of US. From the Christian Science Monitor: An Algerian national, Muhammad was living in Pakistan – where he says he was working as a teacher for a nongovernmental organization…
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