Civil Liberties, Habeas Corpus, and the War on Terror
The right to liberty and freedom are constitutional rights that are to be enjoyed by all the citizens of any country. This also applies to those who are alien to that country. For those who are imprisoned, they are denied all these rights in whole. This is because they stay locked up in cells for as long as their terms would last. Many a times, the president, or the king who is the Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces normally issues an amnesty in the course of the year to those accused of state crimes. It is the joy of many who have been imprisoned to be selected for the amnesty release (Justin, 2011, pp.48).
Habeas Corpus is a Latin word that means ‘you shall have the body’ and it refers to the action taken legally on those who are detained illegally and unlawfully to seek release for the unfair imprisonment. According to the U.S constitution, the detainee shall be released via Habeas Corpus if the public rebels against the court’s decision for the detention and would invade the premises demanding the release for the detainee (Justin, 2011, pp. 49). It is s privilege to be enjoyed by all the detainees in the U.S. this paper seeks to explain Habeas Corpus, its history and the rights of the President, The Supreme Court, and the Congress in this regard.
Habeas Corpus allows the first in command who is the president or the king to detain anyone they please without allowing them to appear for a mention of their cases in courts. All the detainees have the option for appealing through the High court for Habeas Corpus. The Government normally issues the decree for the court to respond all Habeas Corpus applications. The Federal Habeas that used to apply before Habeas Corpus came into being before Habeas Corpus came into being. This law did not consider those who were in state custody. After the Civil War, ‘The War on Terrorism’ officially began with vigor and this is what led to an amendment of the Federal...