*On September 24, 1862, President Lincoln issued a proclamation suspending the right to writs of habeas corpus during the Civil War.
*On February 19, 1942, President Roosevelt signs Executive Order 90066 authorizing military areas for people considered to be dangerous to U.S.
*On October 17, 2006, President Bush signed a law suspending the right of habeas corpus to persons "determined by the United States" to be an "enemy combatant" in the Global War on Terror.
1. Do you believe habeas corpus should ever be suspended, allowing the U.S. government to imprison individuals without formal charges or a right to a fair trial? What about in times of rebellions or invasions (9/11 & Pearl Harbor)?
2. Do you think the prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, some who have been there over ten years deserve a fair trial and to know the charges against them? Or, do you believe “suspected” terrorists should not be granted a fair trial under U.S. law?