RTF 9th Amendment

Posted here (week 1717).

…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][1] (transcript not available online, see coverage by the [San Francisco Chronicle][2] and [Los Angeles Times][3])

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.