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olbermann laments ‘death of habeas corpus’

from raw story: The Military Commissions Act of 2006 eliminates habeas corpus from traditional rights of prisoners.

In this Countdown special report, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann explains why habeas corpus is "a cornerstone of freedom" for the United States.

"In fact, Countdown has obtained a partially redacted copy of a colonial 'declaration' indicating that back then, 'depriving us of trial by jury' was actually considered sufficient cause to start a war of independence, based on the then-fashionable idea that 'liberty' was an unalienable right," said Olbermann.

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