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Throw Him in the Brig! The Bush administration's latest, and most appalling, assault on habeas corpus.

Date: November 30, 2006
Author: Emily Bazelon
QUOTE: the Military Commissions Act of 2006. This is the law that Congress rushed to pass in the fall to strip the Guantanamo detainees of their rights to challenge their detentions by bringing habeas corpus petitions in federal court. The MCA could have been limited to people picked up outside the United States. But its language is broader: It bars habeas claims by any noncitizen determined by the government to be an enemy combatant (or "awaiting such determination").

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