LAW AND INJUSTICE: Avoiding Habeas Corpus

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If one really wishes to know how justice is administered in a country, one does not question the policemen, the lawyers, the judges, or the protected members of the middle class. One goes to the unprotected -- those, precisely, who need the law's protection most -- and listens to their testimony.

James Baldwin from "No Name In The Street"

Why did the US need to send prisoners to prisons located outside the borders and 'jurisdiction' of the United States? The answer is quite simple: the Bush administration was determined to avoid any and all court review for the many prisoners it was capturing in Afghanistan. The fact remains that the creators of America's detention policies were suspicious if not outright dismissive of the judicial review process, and saw it as a weakness and an obstacle against combating 'terrorist' threats...  

Asim Rafiqui explores the disconnect and lack of trust in [legal] institutions and its practitioners:

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