Did the Framers envision the suspension of habeas corpus leading to dictatorship?

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Jul 09, 2021 08:12 PM 0 Answers
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I am aware that he Framers studied how democracy fell in the past, and almost certainly looked at Rome. So why would they give Congress the power to suspend habeas corpus which could lead to the President jailing critics and opposition candidates as well as arresting Congress members who could try to impeach the President for an abuse of power, while being aware of what giving that kind of power to someone did to Rome?

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