Saturday, February 7, 2009

Abe Lincoln on Gitmo

Well I am from the "land of lincoln" so this seems to me to be more than appropriate. Lincoln was a complicated guy (kind of like our current president) .... anyway, this is from my friend and fellow habeas attorney Steve Sady in honor of Abe's birthday this week.
Click on the title to read it.


Mohin Zaman Kiani said...

Really fascinating!! I have gone through that blog.
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“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that has. ”love u all

the talking dog said...

Few realize that Lincoln set up his own little domestic Guantanamo-- a dungeon for those he believed to be speaking out against the war, picked up right off the streets of New York-- located at Fort Lafayette in New York harbor right between Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and Staten Island.

Lincoln took Presidential power to, and beyond, its Constitutional limits, and the courts, at least, eventually pushed back (in the famous Ex parte Milligan case upholding habeas corpus as long as the federal courts are open and functioning) after the war and after Lincoln's assassination.

Lincoln was indeed a complicated figure, with a complicated legacy. Still... youl'd think a bigger deal would be made about his 200th birth anniversary of a man widely regarded as among our greatest presidents...

aglu said...

"Lincoln was a complicated guy"
It is softly told.