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  •  Heeeeey! I've got an idea! (3+ / 0-)
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    BlackGriffen, jbeach, gchaucer2

    Lookee here:

    Against the PostMaster-General.  Found guilty by the Senate and put in jail for 10 days.  Petitioned the courts for habeas corpus, and lost.   Supremes upheld the proceedings.

    Now, what doesn't exist any more under Bush?

    That's right -- habeas corpus!

    So the Senate can jail whoever they want and they can't do shit about it, because habeas corpus no longer exists.

    Once again, BushCo's hoist by its own petard.

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