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Thursday, December 06, 2007

Writs? We don't have to show you any stinkin' writs!

Posted by: Jambo / 10:50 PM

Great closing line from Dahlia Lithwick on the recent Supreme Court oral arguments about whether the writ of habeas corpus (you know, that little rule from the Magna Carta and the US Constitution) still exists:

The one unifying theme today may be that every justice present longs for the good old days of the 14th century. The conservatives because life was better then. And the liberals because even the Middle Ages look better than what the administration is doing now.

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