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Article I      Section 9      clause 2
The Privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

FEDERALIST NO. 84     Paragraph: 4
The Habeas Corpus clause is an example of republican protections provided in the Constitution
The Habeas Corpus clause (Article I, Section 9, clause2) is cited in full as one of a number of clauses which provide protections that would otherwise be included in the Constitution's non-existent bill of rights. Mid paragraph, Habeas Corpus along with the prohibition of ex-post facto laws and titles nobility are declared to be "perhaps greater securities to liberty and republicanism than any ...(the Constitution).. contains." FInally it is noted that Blackstone considered Englan's Habeas Corpus Act as "the BULWARK of the British Constitution."
FEDERALIST NO. 78     Paragraph: 9
FEDERALIST NO. 83     Paragraph: 12
In discussing the importance of the right to trial by jury in criminal cases being necessary to guard against tyranny, Habeas Corpus is briefly mentioned as aiding.


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