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More bad law?

If Mr Olbermann's legal analysis is correct, then this new law is unconstitutional and, like the US PATRIOT Act, is just waiting for a concerned citizen to challenge it in the Supreme Court.

The Constitution of the USA, perhaps the most perfect work of political man to date, says that "The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it." The greatest writ ever drafted by a lawyer is not so lightly to be tossed aside there as it was in the land where it was conceived.

I don't know if his other opinions are as dubious, but by God it makes me love America to listen to a journalist expressing his views with such passion. I wish Britain had just one Keith Olbermann, with the wit to write and the unselfconscious presence to declaim as he does.

H/T Chicken Yoghurt


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