Commonwealth National Podcast

Habeus Corpus: The Perceived Tensions Between Security and Liberty (6/19/2008)

Duration: 
1:05:45

Vincent Warren, Executive Director, Center for Constitutional Rights
Peter Scheidegger, Legal Director, Criminal Justice Legal Foundation

Valued as one of our most basic rights, habeas corpus prevents the indefinite detainment of a prisoner without charges. Can the United States effectively defend against terrorism without suspending habeas corpus? What does it take to protect our freedom? With the U.S. Supreme Court set to rule on Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. U.S., dealing with habeas petitions of detainees at Guantanamo Bay, it is time to unlock a deeper understanding of these issues.

This program was recorded in front of a live audience on June 19, 2008.