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A lot of facts came out of this podcast. Habeas Corpus means “You have the body”, which is one of the guarantees of the constitution. It’s a guarantee to “due process” which is the right to an attorney, speedy trial, and a trial of your peers, but the guarantee protects that if you feel that it was not a fair trial, you can have a hearing in order to press evidence that (for example) your attorney was drunk.
This right also keeps us from being prosecuted unjustly. But there have been times where they have suspended this part of the constitution. In times of rebellion or difficult times, such as the Civil War, World War II, and the Military Commissions Act of 2006, where they can take away all of a person’s rights.
So is this effective? Personally I’m neutral on this topic, since I believe some people need to see justice in other places, while others should not be deemed unjust because their culture or background.
I think that Habeas Corpus is just to say that we are free and even if we are not we can ask to look at everyone in the court and see if they were impaired any way. The only time that Habeas Corpus is in a time of rebellion. I in my opinion my government is just a bunch of people that don’t know what they are doing.
I think that the podcast on Habeas Corpus was a very good way to learn about the rule of Habeas Corpus. What it does is lets you have a fair trial, lets you have another one if it was not, lets you not be imprisoned for a invalid reason and it lets you get informed of what you are being accused of. It was also forgotten for the last 5 years and I am glad Obama brought it back.
Habeas Corpus is what I learned today. Habeas Corpus is the latin for you have the body. It's your rights that you have when you are imprisoned. If you feel as if you are sent to to prison unfairly and your case was finalized unfairly you can get your case repealed and have a new represintitive.
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