I miss the days when "Kafkaesque" was a literary adjective.
GONZALES: I will go back and look at it. The fact that the Constitution ó again, there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away. But itís never been the case, and Iím not a Supreme ó
SPECTER: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. The constitution says you canít take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesnít that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?
GONZALES: I meant by that comment, the Constitution doesnít say, ďEvery individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.Ē It doesnít say that. It simply says the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except by ó
SPECTER: You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.