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Essay About The Right Of Habeas Corpus In The Context Of War On Terror 1500 Wrds

  1. Explain the historical evolution of habeascorpus, including its English and American traditions. The explanationof its evolution within the American tradition should include thegeneral meaning of the right of habeas corpus in the U.S. Constitutionand its relationship to the protection of other civil liberties.
  2. Provide examples from U.S. history of the suspension of habeas corpus and their applicability to the present.
  3. Analyze the relevance of habeas corpus to thecontemporary U.S. situation during the war on terror, especially withrespect to persons characterized by as enemy combatants or illegalcombatants.
  4. Explain the U.S. Supreme Court’s interpretationof the right of habeas corpus with respect to enemy combatants orillegal combatants (i.e., the views of the five justices making up themajority in Boumediene v. Bush as well as the views of the four dissenting justices).
  5. Evaluate a minimum of four perspectives on thistopic expressed by justices of the Supreme Court, leaders in otherbranches of government, and commentators in both the academic andpopular media. Your evaluation should consider perspectives on thefollowing topics as they relate to habeas corpus:
    1. The role of the President as Commander-in-Chief.
    2. The role of Congress in determining when habeas corpus can be suspended.
    3. The role of the Supreme Court in protectingcivil liberties, including the judicial philosophy which should guidethe Court in this role, and
    4. In your evaluation, you should also includeyour personal philosophy, values, or ideology about the balance betweencivil liberties and national security in the context of an unending waron terror.

Follow these requirements when writing the Final Paper:

  1. The body of the paper (excluding the title page and reference page) must be at least 1,500 words long.
  2. The paper must start with a short introductoryparagraph which includes a clear thesis statement. The thesis statementmust tell readers what the essay will demonstrate.
  3. The paper must end with a short paragraph that states a conclusion. The conclusion and thesis must be consistent.
  4. The paper must logically develop the thesis in away that leads to the conclusion, and that development must be supportedby facts, fully explained concepts and assertions, and persuasivereasoning.
  5. The paper must address all subtopics outlinedabove. At least 20% of the essay must focus on subtopic five, listedabove (your evaluation of perspectives on the topic).
  6. Your paper must cite at least three academicarticles (excluding the course textbook) and at least four other kindsof sources (e.g., Supreme Court opinions, magazine or newspaperarticles, the course textbook, and reliable websites or videos).
  7. Use your own words. While brief quotes fromsources may be used, altogether the total amount of quoted text must beless than five percent of the body of your paper.
  8. When you use someone else’s words, they must beenclosed in quotation marks followed by an APA in-text short citation(author, year, and page) to your source. The in-text citation mustcorrespond to a full APA citation for the source on the reference pageat the end of the essay.
  9. When you express in your own words someone else’sideas, arguments or facts, your statement must be followed by an APAin-text short citation (author, year, and page) to your source. Thein-text citation must correspond to a full APA citation for the sourcein the reference page.
  10. The form of the title page, the body pages, andthe reference page must comply with APA style. Additionally, the titlepage must include the course number and name, the instructor’s name, andthe date submitted.
  11. The paper must use logical paragraph and sentencetransitions, complete and clear sentences, and correct grammar,spelling, and punctuation.

Academic research papers must meet university level standards of quality. What constitutes quality, academic research?

  • Primary sources written by experts in the field of study
  • Secondary sources supported by research in primary sources
  • Credible sources (experts in the area of study)
  • Relevant research (materials are pertinent to the area of study)
  • Peer-reviewed journal articles (journal articles reviewed by recognized experts in the relevant field of study).
  • Educational and government websites (those endingwith a web URL suffix of .edu or .gov) may be appropriate in some casesbut should be evaluated carefully.

Please visit the Academic Research section on your coursehomepage (accessible through the Student Responsibilities and Policiestab on the left navigation toolbar) to review what types of materialsare not acceptable for academic, university level research.

The paper must be at least 1,500 words in length and formatted accordingto APA style. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and onthe reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples andtutorials.

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