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 A Supreme Error

     Fred Thompson reads the Supreme Court's decision re habeas corpus and Guantanamo detainees and concludes, "the majority knew where they wanted to go and simply had to figure out how to get there. The trip was not a pretty one."

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HISTORY

Habeas Corpus Act

     The English Parliament first established habeas corpus as a fundamental right protecting individuals from state abuse in 1679.

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 SOURCE DOCUMENT
 
The Constitution of the United States

     It never hurts to have a copy of the Constitution around whenever you're arguing about what's actually in it.

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You can get a free pocket Constitution from the Heritage Foundation.

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Tom Dooley

     Sometimes the tricky part isn't "having a body" but making sure you get the right guilty party. In the real case on which this Kingston Trio hit was based, there was considerable doubt whether Tom Dula's confession was truthful or he was taking the rap for another jealous girlfriend.

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SHORT STORY

The Tell-Tale Heart

     Wonder if any of those terrorists who now have habeas corpus rights have the conscience of Edgar Allen Poe's murderer?

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POETRY

Lizzie Borden

Perhaps the most famous jump-rope rhyme of all time, inspired by
 its namesake who was, in a verdict that would have done OJ's lawyers proud,
in fact acquitted of the crime!

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Looking Back in Retrospect
by Joseph Scalia



 Fatima had a body all right, and that's just what led to our hero's striking a blow for husbands everywhere.

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