suspension clause

noun, often capitalized S & C

Legal Definition of suspension clause

: a clause in Article 1, Section 9 of the U.S. Constitution stating that the privilege of the writ of habeus corpus shall not be suspended unless in cases of rebellion or invasion public safety requires it

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“Suspension clause.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/suspension%20clause. Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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