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  Treason - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
By virtue of the Treason Act 1708, the law of treason in Scotland is the same as the law in England, save that in Scotland counterfeiting the Great Seal of Scotland and the slaying of the Lords of Session and Lords of Justiciary were adjudged treason until 1945.
The penalty for treason was changed from death to a maximum of imprisonment for life in 1998 under the Crime And Disorder Act.
However, instead of being tried for treason, he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to murder US nationals, aiding the Taliban and terrorist offences relating to Al Qaeda, even though he joined the Taliban during the period before September 11, 2001 when the United States was aiding the Taliban to help their destruction of the opium crop.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Treason   (2328 words)

 TREASON - LoveToKnow Article on TREASON   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In all cases of treason not specified in the statute the justices before whom the case came are to tarry without going to judgment until the cause has been showed and declared before the king and his parliament whether it ought to be judged treason or felony.
The punishment of treason at common law was barbarous in the extreme.1 The sentence in the case of a man was that the Punish- offender be drawn on a hurdle to the place of execumeat.
Treason against the United States cannot be inquired into by any stote court, but the states may, and some of them have, their own constitutions and legislation as to treasons committed against themselves, generally following the lines of the constitution and legislation of the United States.
15.1911encyclopedia.org /T/TR/TREASON.htm   (7559 words)

 AllRefer.com - treason (Crime And Law Enforcement) - Encyclopedia
Petit treason was the murder of one's lawful superior, e.g., murder of his master by an apprentice.
Article 3 of the Constitution thus provides that treason shall consist only in levying war against the United States or in giving aid and comfort to its enemies and that conviction may be had only on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act or on confession in open court.
In the 20th cent., treason has become largely a wartime phenomenon, and the treason cases of World Wars I and II were of minor significance.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/T/treason.html   (527 words)

 Hurst: The Law of Treason: 4
The treason clause was discussed at some length by the Convention, in Committee of the Whole, August 20, 1787, in a debate which serves to underline the framers' preoccupation with limiting the scope of the crime.
Treason may sometimes be practised in such a manner as to render proof extremely difficult — as in a traitorous correspondence with an Enemy." The vote was 8-3 in favor of inserting the overt-act phrase in connection with the requirement of two witnesses.
The treason clause pointedly restricts congressional authority to the determination of penalties for the crime, and its position in Article III underlines the implication that problems of application are solely for the courts.
www.constitution.org /cmt/jwh/jwh_treason_4.htm   (14760 words)

 Joe Conason Reviews Ann Coulter's Treason
"Treason" displays many of the same mental habits as did "Slander": the obsession with "manly" men, the disparagement of women as weak-willed and whorish, the disturbed attraction to images of violence.
So replete is "Treason" with falsehoods and distortions, as well as so much plain bullshit, that it may well create a cottage industry of corrective fact-checking, just as "Slander" did last year.
He's bright, witty, warm-hearted and macho, a sincere farm boy who exposes the treasonous cowardice of the urbane Acheson, Marshall and other "sniffing pantywaists." She seems to regard him as kind of a Jimmy Stewart type, albeit with jowls and five o'clock shadow and a serious drinking problem.
www.yuricareport.com /RevisitedBks/CoulterTreason.html   (2224 words)

 Spinsanity - "Patriotism" and "Treason": A New Trend in Irresponsible Wartime Rhetoric
Treason is defined by dictionary.com as "Violation of allegiance toward one's country or sovereign, especially the betrayal of one's country by waging war against it or by consciously and purposely acting to aid its enemies." At a time of war, this is a serious charge indeed.
Paul Weyrich, a prominent conservative religious figure, who attempts to qualify his use of the term somewhat by writing, "In an earlier age, this kind of behavior would be considered treason." Regardless of when he says the term would be used, however, Weyrich is accusing his someone of betraying the United States.
Terms like "patriotic" and "treason" are powerful words, however, and, as the saying goes, "with great power comes great responsibility." Those who value thoughtful, rational debate should be concerned when these terms are used irresponsibly by those who shape American political discourse.
www.spinsanity.org /columns/20011029.html   (1143 words)

I don't believe that there are any statute of limitations on treason or fraud and I believe he and many others are guilty of both.
And this act of treason is part of an extensive conspiracy.
Treason it is. The Court awarded Bush the presidency and he was not elected by the American people.
www.opednews.com /articles/opedne_mark_a___060112_treason.htm   (1598 words)

 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Accusations of Treason
This view, officially promulgated by Elizabeth's lord high treasurer, William Cecil, Lord Burghley, in 1583, was constantly reiterated by the judges in the courts, by Protestant writers in their controversial works, and has thence made its way into popular manuals of history.
As a recent Anglican historian writes: "The vexed question whether the Romanists died for treason or for their faith implies an antithesis which had little meaning in that age of mingled politics and religion" (A.F. Pollard, "Political History of England", VI, 377).
Thus Allen with many of the exiles of Douai and Louvain, and Persons with many of the Jesuits, saw in the rule of Elizabeth a greater danger to the highest interests of England than had previously been threatened in cases where history had justified the deposition of kings.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/15026b.htm   (1707 words)

 Treason   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
This safeguard may not be foolproof since Congress could pass a statute creating treason-like offences with different names (such as sedition, bearing arms against the state, etc.) which do not require the testimony of two witnesses, and have a much wider definition than Article Three treason.
Treason has become largely a wartime phenomenon in the 20th century, and the treason cases of World Wars One and Two were of minor significance.
Within the United States, the accusation of treason has been leveled at those who dissented against the government's foreign policy, especially during military actions.
www.worldslastchance.com /encyclopedia/index.php/Traitor   (1893 words)

 Treason: Reviews
Treason are, Karl Haug on guitars, Jim Dixon on bass guitar, Jason Saunders on lead vocals, Pete Stern on drums and Ted Stockwell on keyboards.
Treason is a band that I would consider as one the "New Breed" of rock bands to emerge in this new millennium.
Treason is a American Band based originally on a studio recording project, the band was formed back in late 1996 by Ted Stockwell.
www.treason.net /reviews.htm   (6605 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: Treason Lite by Henry Mark Holzer
I believed that a treason indictment would not only have given the government more leverage in the plea bargaining process, but that it was morally imperative to label Lindh a traitor.
Although much of the focus of the treason discussion in the last year has been on the "adhering" prong of the crime, in it’s indictment of the Postland Six the Department of Justice has invoked the other prong of the constitutional crime of treason — sort of.
While Section 2384 stops short of a constitutionally based charge of treason, its use against the Portland Six may represent the government’s movement toward treason indictments in appropriate cases (which this one probably isn’t, because of the difficulty of proving "aid and comfort").
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=4451   (770 words)

 FindLaw: U.S. Constitution: Article III: Annotations pg. 24 of 25
Early judicial interpretation of the meaning of treason in terms of levying war was conditioned by the partisan struggles of the early nineteenth century, in which were involved the treason trials of Aaron Burr and his associates.
The Cramer Case.--Since the Bollman case, the few treason cases which have reached the Supreme Court were outgrowths of World War II and have charged adherence to enemies of the United States and the giving of aid and comfort.
As a result of the Whiskey Rebellion, convictions of treason were obtained on the basis of the ruling that forcible resistance to the enforcement of the revenue laws was a constructive levying of war.
caselaw.lp.findlaw.com /data/constitution/article03/24.html   (2566 words)

 Amazon.com: Treason: Books: Orson Scott Card   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Treason shows evidence of many of the concerns that Card would come to have in his later novels-- self-determination, actualization of innate ability, the morality of violent self-defense versus the morality of pacifism, and the destiny of brilliant youths.
Set on a planet where the best radical minds of a generation were exiled without iron, Treason uses science fiction as a background for a thoughtful look at some serious issues.
Treason is clearly an early novel, and has aspects that are too obviously allegorical.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0312921098?v=glance   (1608 words)

 Spinsanity - Screed: With Treason, Ann Coulter once again defines a new low in America's political debate
The accusation of treason is, of course, one of the most grave that can be made against a citizen of any country.
Of course, Coulter must engage in a complicated set of rhetorical tricks to accuse liberals of "fifty years of treason" (in a 2001 column, it was only "[t]wenty years of treason" - did inflation set in?).
Treason is the culmination of a dismaying trend toward factually misleading and inflammatory books from pundits such as Michael Moore, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage (Salon Premium subscription or viewing of ad required for Savage column).
www.spinsanity.org /columns/20030630.html   (4167 words)

 Amazon.com: Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism: Books: Ann Coulter   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
It seems that "Treason" - and the thought processes that lie behind both it and "Stupid White Men" (both impressive titles regarding their invective content) - may explain why folks' intellectual faculties seem to have become subordinate to their partisan fervor.
As with all of her efforts, "Treason" is yet another overheated pot of invective that does nothing to illumine important issues or advance meaningful debate.
But to be fair, it is evident that her work is not meant to convince doubters or evoke reasoned dialogue; rather, it is obviously written for those who are already true believers in her extreme point of view.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1400050308?v=glance   (2328 words)

 Legal Definition of Treason
TREASON - This word imports a betraying, treachery, or breach of allegiance.
III, defines treason against the United States to consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort.
By the same article of the Constitution, no person shall be convicted of treason, unless on the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act, or on confession in open court.
www.lectlaw.com /def2/t103.htm   (100 words)

 VDARE.com: 05/28/06 - The Immigration Debate: Racism—Or Treason?
Treason is defined quite specifically in the U.S. Constitution (Article III, Section 3): Treason against the United States shall consist only in levying war against them, or in adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort.
The Supreme Court, in Cramer, quoted a definition of treason as "an act which weakens or tends to weaken the power of the [United States].
And this definition of treason must be read in the context of what the Founders believed they were doing.
www.vdare.com /pb/060528_unamerican.htm   (1160 words)

 Mudville Gazette   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Herbert's writings may not be everyone's piece of cake, but they hardly consitute treason.
Treason is the toughest crime to obtain a conviction FOR A GOOD REASON.....
Reason: being difficult to convict of treason allows us to use our other freedoms, free speech, free press, etc..
www.mudvillegazette.com /archives/003375.html   (497 words)

 Treason by Ann Coulter
The fact the Coulter is an apologist for the worst case of treason is indisputable.
Don't get me wrong, I know the theme of Treason and it is wrong; it just takes a lot of time to research the claims made in it; I spent a lot of last year's summer researching Slander and I'm proud of the fruits of my labor.
Coulter’s moral authority to lecture the American people on the issue of treason is as phony as her boobs (okay, okay, that’s a low blow—but a truthful low blow).
www.anncoultertreason.blogspot.com   (4264 words)

 Judges as Criminals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The judge is engaged in acts of treason.
Whenever a judge acts where he/she does not have jurisdiction to act, the judge is engaged in an act or acts of treason.
Any judge or attorney who does not report the above judges for treason as required by law may themselves be guilty of misprision of treason, 18 U.S.C. Section 2382.
www.clr.org /crimjudg.html   (1222 words)

 Does Ann Coulter Know What She's Talking About?   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
In her latest book, Treason, Ann Coulter, turning conventional history on its head, claims that Joe McCarthy was the victim of a witch-hunt.
In case you missed it, Ann Coulter, in her new book Treason, is calling McCarthyism a liberal myth and labelling Joe McCarthy a hero.
If biased liberal editors are busy slandering conservatives, liberals more generally are dedicated to the subversion of their own country.
hnn.us /articles/1554.html   (2325 words)

 Treason Trial: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Treason Trial was a trial in which 156 people including Nelson Mandela[Click link for more facts about this topic] were arrested in a raid and accussed of treason in 1956.
The trial lasted until 1961 in which all of the defendants were found not guilty.
Whilst in other European and African countries he opened up organisation which helped bring publicity to the ANC's cause in South Africa[For more, click on this link].
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/t/tr/treason_trial.htm   (98 words)

 High Treason
This aspect of the treason law pertains to trading with enemy nations, as well as trading with pirates.
ince High Treason was, and arguably remains, the most serious capital crime, testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act was required to convict, and the punishment in the Eighteenth century was severe.
The law states that a person who is found guilty of treason must also undergo "forfeiture" and "corruption of blood." In forfeiture, the person is forced to give all their lands and property to the state.
www.umich.edu /~ece/student_projects/bonifield/treason2.html   (815 words)

 eBay - Book: Treason (ISBN: 0739304038)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter presents an argument against what she sees as a decades-long conspiracy of liberal views that cross the line into treason.
She also finds evidence of liberal treason in other periods, such as the Vietnam war, the Reagan presidency and the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the Persian Gulf War.
Treason : Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the Wa
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 Treason at opensource encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
citizen's actions to help a foreign government overthrow, make war against, or seriously injure the [parent nation]." The state of Florida's constitution defines treason as: "[Treason is] levying war against [the state], adhering to its enemies, or giving them aid and comfort..."
The punishment for treason was often extended and was an especially cruel death (treason was still theoretically punishable by death in Britain until 1998).
Article Three defines treason as only levying war against the United States or giving aid and comfort to its enemies, and requires the testimony of two witnesses to the same overt act or a confession in open court for conviction.
www.wiki.tatet.com /Treason.html   (718 words)

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