Friday, June 16, 2006

USA: Detaining Indefinately due to Religion, Race Ruled Legal

Just as the case against Security Certificates began on wednesday in Canada, on the other side of the border a similar case was being held. The Center for Constitutional Rights had filed a case against the government due to the holding of supects after 9/11 for indefinate amount of time. All the suspects were Arab or Muslim non-citizens which mimics the Security Certificate Five in Canada.

Unlike Canada, in the United States the amount of security detainees is in the thousands. They have been held without charge without fair trial. The Federal Judge presiding over the case ruled that it was legal to do so. The basis for holding can be due to religion, race, or ethnicity and the Judge said that "...the executive is free to single out 'nationals of a particular country' and focus enforcement efforts on them."

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2 Comments:

Blogger betmo said...

welcome to our brave new world. bush has padded the judicial branch- and if there is a more liberal left over- is targeting the justices so that they are removed- or resign so he can appoint more. makes those secret prison just a little too close for comfort for this democrat.

8:37 PM  
Blogger Jade said...

What worries me the most is the view that democracy is ensured by the government. Yet, more and more rights are taken away. Non-citizens can have human rights removed, citizens can have the right to no privacy and, countries are becoming more miltarized. Plus lets not forget the voting fraud.

3:06 AM  

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