Indefinite detention and the free society

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December 4, 2011
Foundation for Economic Education
by Sheldon Richman  
Posted in Commentary

"Permit me to state the obvious: The government shouldn’t be allowed to imprison people indefinitely without charge or trial. It shouldn’t be necessary to say this nearly 800 years after Magna Carta was signed and over 200 years after the Fifth Amendment was ratified. Yet this uncomplicated principle, which is within the understanding of a child, is apparently lost on a majority in the U.S. Senate." (12/02/11)  

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