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Many Rights in U.S. Legal System Absent in New Bill –
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Why is it so hard to understand that this stupid bill does nothing to deter terror or apprehend terrorists. By torturing people, it drastically reduces the accuracy of terrorist interrogation. By removing habeus corpus, it makes the terrorist’s job MUCh easer because we are doing half of his job for him… destroying our society. Notice how often politicians say, “they hate our way of life” instead of “they hate our freedom”. THey say the former because there’s nothing to hate about freedom when we are giving it up in the tame of terrorism.

Many Rights in U.S. Legal System Absent in New Bill –
The military trials bill approved by Congress lends legislative support for the first time to broad rules for the detention, interrogation, prosecution and trials of terrorism suspects far different from those in the familiar American criminal justice system.

President Bush’s argument that the government requires extraordinary power to respond to the unusual threat of terrorism helped him win final support for a system of military trials with highly truncated defendant’s rights. The United States used similar trials on just four occasions: during the country’s revolution, the Mexican-American War, the Civil War and World War II.

Included in the bill, passed by Republican majorities in the Senate yesterday and the House on Wednesday, are unique rules that bar terrorism suspects from challenging their detention or treatment through traditional habeas corpus petitions. They allow prosecutors, under certain conditions, to use evidence collected through hearsay or coercion to seek criminal convictions.


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