Detainees and the Right of Habeas Corpus

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A group of retired federal judges protest what they call a move by Congress and the White House to deprive terrorism detainees of one of their basic legal rights. What does it mean to strip detainees of their right to petition the court over their detention?


Patricia Wald, former chief judge, United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia; former judge, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia



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