Posts Tagged ‘habeas corpus’

Quote of the day, Feb. 28

February 28, 2014

Horace Walpole, on liberty (1758)

“If a passion for freedom is not in vogue, patriots may sound the alarm till they are weary.  (more…)

Quote of the day, March 19

March 19, 2013

Habeas Corpus Act (March 3, 1863)

Be it enacted by the Senate and the House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That, during the present rebellion, the President of the United States, whenever, in his judgment, the public safety may require it, is authorized to suspend the privilege of the writ of habeas corpus in any case throughout the United States, or any part thereof. . . .  (more…)