Monday, August 19, 2002

A quickie while dealing with further hardware problems: Gary Farber thinks Joe Biden is out to prove that Democrats can be as dismissive of civil rights as the most callous Republican.


James Exon, the former Democratic senator from Nebraska proved the point well enough some time ago, when he spearheaded passage of the dismal Communications Decency Act. And Bill Clinton himself was viewed as a major disappointment by many civil libertarians.

But I somehow must have missed the stories about Clinton suggesting that the right of habeas corpus can and ought to be suspended for American citizens based solely on content-free memoranda from some anonymous bureaucrat on the DOD, with no right of judicial review...


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