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Due Process History



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It might upset Andrew Sullivan and others to learn that at one point during WWII, there were 11 million German POWs, and not one of them had access to a federal court. Today, even unlawful enemy combatants, aka terrorists, have access to federal courts and a laundry list of due process claims. Who would have ever imagined that the war on terrorism would be an occasion to expand rights and protections for would-be mass murderers?



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