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This means that while McCarthy took contempt of Congress seriously, he was not seeking to imprison people on the basis of their political beliefs or associations, however loathsome those beliefs or corrupt those associations.
To continue to imprison drug-only offenders mandatorily," he wrote, "is to hamstring further a justice system that controls crime in a daily war of inches, not miles, and that has among its main beneficiaries low-income urban dwellers.
By Tesfa-Alem Tekle December 10, 2010 (ADDIS ABABA) -- With at least 17 journalists behind bars, Eritrea imprison journalists the most journalists in Africa and the third most in the world according to international press freedom watchdog the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ).
Mobbs' assertion of unqualified executive power to imprison people without trial is of a piece with Saddam Hussein's infamous remark: "Law consists of two lines above my signature.
Second, if the government can imprison him at whim, Padilla has no incentive to talk: Since the Bush administration refuses to put him on trial, it cannot hold out the prospect of leniency as an inducement, or the threat of harsher treatment as a goad.