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):
“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.

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The decision reflected striking differences from the current legal climate in the United States.

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