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To make the Constitutional basis explicit:
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

(Article One, section nine).


The Civil War, unlike the terror war, was indeed a Case of Rebellion or Invasion.

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by technopolitical on Sun Oct 1st, 2006 at 05:00:20 AM EST
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