A Question Left Unanswered In This Habeas Corpus Debate

By Kelly Moeller

Jun 19, 2008 8:36am

Amidst this back and forth between Sens. John McCain, R-Ariz., and Barack Obama, D-Illinois, about extending to detainees the right to challenge their detention in federal courts — a question left unanswered, as of yet: what would a President John McCain do if Osama bin Laden were captured?

Refuse to give him Habeas Corpus rights?

Defy the Supreme Court?

I emailed the McCain campaign to get an answer. Twice. Last night and this morning. Will let you know what they say — if they ever get back to me on this issue at all.

- jpt

UPDATE: A day later, the McCain campaign responded. Read what they had to say HERE.

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