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The act guarantees an ancient right - that no person can be detained without just cause.

To translate: The act guarantees that any person who is arrested may challenge that arrest and detention before a court where the state must prove that the person is accused of some crime and if the state fails to prove this, the person must be set free without delay.

This act was made void in part by the Patriot Act; the state need only claim that it is a matter of national security and the person maybe held without cause - and the Patriot Act provides a provision that the state need not prove the cause.

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