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Reports of H’s Death Premature?

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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April 18, 2007

A dirge for Lady Liberty and her helpmate, Mr. Corpus, from HuffPo:

Six months ago today, you lost a piece of your soul. You may not have realized it, even though this loss was painful. Even though you are less moral, righteous, and fair for it. Six months ago today, a piece of you was tortured to death–not at the hands of an Iraqi militia group, not in some dank Cuban prison, but in the now-diminished heart of our nation, at the hands of our president. Six months ago today, habeas corpus passed quietly away. And I still don’t know how we let it happen.

Hopefully reports of Habeas’s passing are greatly exaggerated; let us keep a candle in the window.[On a serious note, we launch on a sad day. Our deepest thoughts are with the families and loved ones of those affected by the unbearably tragic events at Virginia Tech. There are no words.]

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