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Week 5 Assignment American Government Essay

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 As Americans, we have the rights to exercise certain fundamental civil liberties, such as the right to free speech, to exercise freedom of religion and the basic rights to due process. But, since the catastrophic events of 9/11, some of those liberties have been called into question such as who has the right to exercise habeas corpus and whether or not that right can be suspended. Habeas Corpus, also known as “the Great Writ” is, “a writ requiring a person to be brought before a judge or court, especially for investigation of a restraint of the person’s liberty, used as a protection against illegal imprisonment.” (Dictionary.com, 2...

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