RTF 9th Amendment

…the Constitution doesn’t say every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales at the Senate Judiciary Committee (transcript not available online, see coverage by the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times)

The best reaction to this attitude towards habeas corpus I can imagine is Mark Jaquith’s: it wasn’t long before he went from “pedantic tool†to “the reason for the 2nd Amendment†in my mind.