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Archive for October 2006

Making Big Government Bigger

Over the objections of state governors from both parties, Congress and the President have taken greater control for Washington over state National Guards. The new statutory provision — which took effect two weeks ago — begins to alter the balance struck at the Constitutional Convention of 1787 over who controls state “militias” (now called the…

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Ignoring The Constitutional Right to Habeas Corpus

Just signed into law by President Bush today, the Military Commissions Act of 2006 denies the habeas corpus writ to many of those seized by the government in its War on Terror, preventing them from challenging their detention in court. By combining benighted public policy with insensitivity to individual rights, that provision totally ignores the…

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