The Great Writ of Liberty"

1762 WordsJul 14, 20188 Pages
Introduction A Writ of Habeas Corpus is an authoritative order forcing governments to provide the “body” of the detainee in which the legality of their detention and individual liberties will be challenged. Historically associated with civil liberty violation and the injustice of illegally detaining potentially enemies of the state, jurisdictional issues regarding their detaining location have made justice difficult to administer and deliver. Detaining enemies for their participation, involvement, and/or ties to threats of terror towards the United States will result the confinement of combatants, as solidified by the US Constitution, however, to what extent will they be forced to stay?. Residents of Guantanamo Bay are just; enemies of the…show more content…
Enemy Combatants are essentially individual that have been acquired and/or detained as a direct involvement and/or supportive participation during war times against the American people. (Mortlock, 2010, pp. 375-404)The labeling of Illegal Combatants refers to a person who engages in combat “without” meeting the requirements according to the laws of war delineated within the Third Geneva Convention (ICRC, 2014). The significance that habeas corpus plays for such combatants allows for the challenging of a potential overly exerted authority that government may have inadvertently placed within the power of the president. It relevance to such labeled individuals is nothing short than the sense of freedom and hope that justice will not be unjust. U.S. Supreme Court: Habeas Corpus Interpretation The United States Congress has endowed the president with authoritative powers to use necessary force against individuals posing significant threats found to have planned, authorized, committed, or aided the terrorist attacks in conjunction with September 11th atrocities. Those that have been placed within the custody of the United States as a result of terrorist activities will often times file Writs, including Habeas Corpus, to invoked the interest and interpretation of their situation by the US Supreme Court Justice’s . Since the tragic 9/11 attacks, judiciary judgments have often
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