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Should habeas corpus be a fundamental right?

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Habeas Corpus in an individual's ability to question the reason for his or her detainment. This insures that the defendant isn't arbitrarily imprisoned by the government and that they can exhaust all legal means possible to fight the accusation. Unfortunately, habeas has been suspended numerous times throughout history, most notably during the Civil War, by President Lincoln. Currently, President Bush has suspended habeas corpus in the United States under the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Th...

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