Thursday, March 11, 2004

Hey, We Want Some of That

Via Jack Balkin @ Balkinization
Article 14.

The individual has the right to security, education, health care, and social security. The Iraqi State and its governmental units, including the federal government, the regions, governorates, municipalities, and local administrations, within the limits of their resources and with due regard to other vital needs, shall strive to provide prosperity and employment opportunities to the people.

Article 15 . . .
(G) Every person deprived of his liberty by arrest or detention shall have the right of recourse to a court to determine the legality of his arrest or detention without delay and to order his release if this occurred in an illegal manner.

Article 17.

It shall not be permitted to possess, bear, buy, or sell arms except on licensure issued in accordance with the law.

Article 23.

The enumeration of the foregoing rights must not be interpreted to mean that they are the only rights enjoyed by the Iraqi people.
Playing in the background, Barbra Streisand's Memories. Ah, but while some have been lost or obliterated, others we've never experienced. Balkin supposes Article 15 has been on Padilla's mind and Article 17 makes it unlikely there's an NRA branch in Iraq.


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