*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. This past June the State of New York suspended Habeas Corpus for citizens protesting the murder of George Floyd. Do you believe it is right for the government to suspend Habeas Corpus rights for New Yorkers who were arrested in their protest of the killing of George Floyd? Why or why not? Explain your answer. View the link to the article on New York/Habeas Corpus: