Detention without trial
Military Commissions Act of 2006
American Prison Camps Are on the Way
By Marjorie Cohn, AlterNet. Posted October 9, 2006.
The Experts Say: It's a Police State
Written by Chris Floyd
Monday, 11 September 2006
Published on Thursday, September 28, 2006 by TruthDig
Habeas Corpus, R.I.P. (1215 - 2006)
With a smug stroke of his pen, President Bush is set to wipe out a safeguard against illegal imprisonment that has endured as a cornerstone of legal justice since the Magna Carta.
by Molly Ivins
I’d like those supporting this evil bill to spare me one affliction: Do not, please, pretend to be shocked by the consequences of this legislation. And do not pretend to be shocked when the world begins comparing us to the Nazis.
Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2006 by CommonDreams.org
Now That You Could be Labeled an Enemy Combatant...
by Heather Wokusch
September 30 / October 1, 2006
A Constitutional Shredding
Rounding Up U.S. Citizens
By MARJORIE COHN
The Military Commissions Act of 2006 governing the treatment of detainees is the culmination of relentless fear-mongering by the Bush administration since the September 11 terrorist attacks.
Because the bill was adopted with lightning speed, barely anyone noticed that it empowers Bush to declare not just aliens, but also U.S. citizens, "unlawful enemy combatants."
Published on Saturday, September 23, 2006 by Inter Press Service
Groups Denounce Deal on Detainee Rights
by Jim Lobe