POL201: American National Government

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Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on Terror

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Running head: CIVIL LIBERTIES1Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on TerrorMisty GrangerPOL201: American National GovernmentAngela HermosilloJune 25, 2014Civil Liberties2Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on TerrorEven though the Supreme Court has taken a relatively assertive position in defining thereach of federal habeas jurisdiction thereby increasing the number of cases to which the federaljudiciarys law-declaring authority extends, it is my opinion that the American Government hasgrown entirely too massive for itself and needs to evolve into a democracy for the people,because the federal government openly shuns the constitution including the writ of habeas corpus, the function of habeas corpus in furnishing safeguards against executive detentions in theabsence of judicial trials was addressed as a matter of historical interest only, and thegovernment continues having such places such as Guantanamo Bay which is outside of thejurisdiction of the Judicial system.In order to understand the Writ of Habeas Corpus, and its evolution from English law intoAmerican law, I would like to review a section from the writ. In Article I, Section 9 it states,The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases ofRebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it (Tyler, 2011)These words descend fromEnglish law and have provided for the terminology in which the protections personified withinthe p

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