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Happy Birthday Habeas- Human Rights

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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June 15, 2007

Dear Habeas, Happy Birthday! It has been pointed out that even during the most dismal periods of the Dark Ages in Europe that Habeas Corpus was still always upheld. The United States is quickly becoming a rogue nation that represents fear and does not protect human rights – even for its own people – instead of a model for leadership and freedom in the world. Habeas Corpus is simply fundamental.-Jenna West Newbury, MAA day to celebrate — 792 years of protecting people from unlawful imprisonment. Let’s keep it alive! Let’s be the true supporter of human rights right here in our own country.-Ruth Beloit, WIYou were the beginning of the acknowledgement of the worth and dignity of all humans. come back and have some cake!-Elaine Mcdade, TX

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