Wednesday, October 24, 2007

We can sleep safe now I guess 

The govt did a mild U-turn and decided to drop the removal of "due process" from article 337 with the patented constitutional wizardry of simply adding more protections that pretty much say the same thing.

In short, stuff I did not know we had but nevertheless neat to have in case an emergency is declared.

Right to live
Right not to be tortured or incommunicado
Right to a defense
Right to personal integrity
Right to be judged by a a civilian?
Right to not exceed the historical penal limit (30 years)

Of course the right to information was removed but oh well, the apocalypse was averted.

Now some of you are still stuck with the PATRIOT act so I will celebrate for you.



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