June 08, 2007

Leahy and Specter want to restore Habeas Corpus

It's about time...

Many of you may recall the hasty passage of the Military Commissions Act in the weeks leading up to last year's election, a bill that set new rules for trying detainees, in particular those currently being held at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The passage of this bill was a profound mistake, and its elimination of habeas corpus review was its worst error. Righting this wrong is one of my top priorities, and on the first day of this Congress I joined with Senator Arlen Specter to introduce the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act (S. 185). This bipartisan bill already has 17 cosponsors, but it faces a crucial vote in the Judiciary Committee this Thursday so we need your help.

Please e-mail your home-state Senators today and urge them to protect our fundamental liberties by supporting the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act!

The Congress has a ton of work to do to restore the civil liberties we've lost under Connecticut native George W. Bush. It's good to see them taking the first steps!

Posted by mcblogger at June 8, 2007 08:59 AM

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It IS good. The mind boggles to see headlines like this, though-who ever could have imagined that we would have to *restore* habeus corpus? It's like being in crazy-land.

Posted by: cof [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 9, 2007 09:23 AM

No joke...the Bizarro United States

Posted by: mcblogger [TypeKey Profile Page] at June 10, 2007 01:06 AM

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