“The overarching principle of fundamental justice that applies here is this: before the state can detain people for significant periods of time, it must accord them a fair judicial process,” Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin [of the Supreme Court of Canada] wrote in the ruling.
The decision reflected striking differences from the current legal climate in the United States.
Saturday, February 24, 2007
In Canada, Liberty Cannot Be Taken Away without Due Process
Ian Austen, "Canadian Court Limits Detention in Terror Cases," NYTimes (Feb. 23, 2007):