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“Given the fact that the constitutions of Rhode Island and that of the United States are replete with guarantees of individual liberties, right to habeas corpus, and right to freedom of speech, the offending sections of that law are repugnant to the sensibilities of anyone that has a basic understanding of the foundation of this country,” he said.
The Supreme Court decided that the suspension of habeas corpus was lawful, but military tribunals did not apply to citizens in states that had upheld the authority of the Constitution and where civilian courts were still operating. In essence, the Court ruled that military tribunals could not try civilians in areas where civil courts were open, even when the military had been authorized to detain individuals without trial.
Originally posted by David134
I to hope others follow suit. Wether you believe in the "Terrorist Threat" as it has been feed to us are not, once you loose a liberty it becomes much harder to get it back. If we give up all we have earned, then we are already lost.edit on 15-1-2012 by David134 because: bad spelling