War on Terror: Habeas Corpus

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Since the aftermath of 9/11, the United States as we know it has changed. The war on terror has become more of a priority than the people we should be protecting. After the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center buildings in New York and the Pentagon in Virginia on September 11th 2001 the response from the Bush administration came illegal video/phone/internet surveillance, numerous amounts of detaining of suspects, citizen and non US citizens without a trial or the right to habeas corpus (Hafetz, 2011). Anyone can understand that the war on terrorism was and still is a new form of war that hails for different responses. In knowing that one would still have to question what and how exactly should be best way to respond to it. The complicated nature of the war on terrorism has raised many questions when it comes to civil liberties and habeas corpus. Keeping those three things as the subject of debate one would have to deliberate within one’s own mind where they stand and how they personally feel about it all. Habeas corpus refers to a person’s rights to a judicial certainty of the constitutionality of their detention. Habeas corpus is more than likely the one most important assurance a person has when it comes to their liberty and freedom. By allowing an independent judge to review and make a decision upon the grounds as to why which one has been detained and in some instances order a release of that individual if the judge finds that they were obtained under illegal procedures. At this point, habeas corpus becomes crucial protection against unreasonable detention or ever arrest, killings or even torture (Farell, 2010). The growth of habeas corpus was brought about by struggles past that limited the power of rulers... ... middle of paper ... ...629860.0029.205/--lincoln-s-suspension-of-the-writ-of- habeas-corpus?rgn=main;view=fulltext The Editorial Board, New York Times. (2013, May 28). Exceptions to Harsh Rules. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://topics.nytimes.com/top/reference/timestopics/subjects/h/habeas_corpus/ Federman, Dr., C. (n.d.). Habeas corpus in the age of Guantanamo | Cary Federman - Academia.edu. Retrieved from http://www.academia.edu/692284/Habeas_corpus_in_the_age_of_Guantanamo Levin-Waldman, O. M. (2012). American government. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc. Los Angeles Times. (2006, September 28). Habeas Corpus for all. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://articles.latimes.com/2006/sep/28/opinion/ed-habeas28 The Rutherford Institute (n.d.). The Rutherford Institute - Habeas Corpus. Retrieved from https://www.rutherford.org/constitutional_corner/habeas_corpus/

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