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President Barack Obama has quietly decided to bypass Congress and allow the indefinite detention of terrorist suspects without charges.
The move, which was controversial when the idea was first floated in The Washington Post in May, has sparked serious concern among civil liberties advocates. Such a decision allows the president to unilaterally hold "combatants" without habeas corpus -- a legal term literally meaning "you shall have the body" -- which forces prosecutors to charge a suspect with a crime to justify the suspect's detention.
Obama's decision was buried on page A 23 of
Originally posted by itsallalie
A puppet? what happens when we get caught? anyone... hello....what HAPPENS! We get our head chopped off on tv or just killed or we never come home. I think this movement to jump on everything the pesident does or says is kindergarden. There is more negitive press about what this man does its insulting. The man cant even drink a beer with out getting flack. Nobody jumped on bush as much. towards the end yes but in the begining of his second term there was much bad press. the guy hasnt even been office a year and he cant do right, thats because the RIGHT cant get him!