A Confederate Soldier, on leave from war, was captured, imprisoned and denied any right to a trial. Though summoned by the Chief of Justice of the United States of America, John Merryman, by right of Habeas Corpus was denied a trial (Britannia Sec.1). In 1679 the incorporation of Habeas Corpus was granted to all citizens, authorizing judges to review a court case for all imprisoned perpetrators. At the outbreak of the Civil War President
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contrary to the United States Constitution. The degree of deprival may vary, but justice must be granted. Unless clarity is brought to the writ oh habeas corpus than history will continue to repeat itself. Who knows, someday we may be the ones ineligible for our individual liberties and freedom.
“Habeas Corpus” Encyclopedia Brittanica Online.
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