Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on Terror Essay

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In this paper I will be talking about the history of Habeas Corpus and the war on Terror. Habeas Corpus in Latin means “you have the body” a term that represents an important right granted to individuals in American. Summons of Habeas Corpus is a judicial mandate requiring that a prisoner be brought before the court to determine whether the government has the right to continue detaining them. The prisoner being held or their representative can petition the court for such a summons. As identified in Article One of the Constitution the right to a summons of Habeas Corpus can only be postponed in cases of rebellion or invasion of public safety. Respect for civil liberties and civil rights is one of the most structural principles of the American political civilization. The founding fathers were very anxious with defining and protecting liberties and rights, and their efforts are cogitated in the declaration of independence, the constitution, and bill of right. Civil liberties and Rights have persisted to develop through the years by means of supplementary amendments (in particular the fourteenth), court decision and legislative actions. The fourteenth Amendment was adopted on July 9, 1868, a one of the reconstruction amendments. Amendments XIV known as one of the most problematic reconstruction amendments goal was to warrant that the civil rights act passed in 1866 would remain official ensuring that all persons born in the united states (excluding Indians not taxed) were citizens and should be given full and equal benefits of all laws. The reconstruction of the constitution has protected and allowed civil liberties and rights to evolve through the
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