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The Center for Constitutional Rights tried to take space to run this advertisement on Fox TV tomorrow and Wednesday—the day on which the Supreme Court will hear oral argument. The issue before the Court is vital: Did George Bush unconstitutionally terminate the right of habeas corpus? Yes, he did terminate it. And thanks in part to Fox, most Americans aren’t even aware of the fact. But Fox viewers aren’t going to learn about it any time soon, because the official network of the Republican Party won’t show the ad, or permit anyone to discuss the subject. Watch the ad for yourself.
More from Scott Horton:
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
No Comment — March 28, 2014, 12:32 pm
On CIA secrecy, torture, and war-making powers
Average number of sitcom laughs an American hears during a prime-time season:
Nielsen Media Research (N.Y.C.)/Jim Drake, Night Court (Tarzana, Calif.)/Harper's research
Czech and German deer still do not cross the Iron Curtain.
British economists correlated the happiness of a country’s population with its genetic resemblance to Danes.
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