The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.Now, the Civil War was a "Rebellion," and Lincoln did suspend the writ. I am not a lawyer nor am I a great historian. Given that there is now neither Rebellion nor is there Invasion facing our country, how is what Congress enacted last week legal?
Wednesday, October 4
At Article I, Section 9, paragraph 2, the Constitution of the United States of America states: