Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Help Restore Habeas Corpus!

I didn't expect to be doing another post tonight, but this is too important to let slide away into the ether. Some of you might remember me blogging about the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and its suspension of habeas corpus, which the "New York Times" defines as, "the ancient principle that no governing power may lock people up without the chance for a hearing in a court of law." So we're talking about a fundamental aspect of our constitution that we lost. And now there's a chance to get it back. For those of you not up to speed on why this important, you can get some background here, here, and here, and even straight from Senator Chris Dodd himself, one of the sponsors of the restoration act:

Please sign up to become a citizen co-sponsor of the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act. And call your senators! I know this stuff isn't as fascinating as OJ, but its high time we start taping our constitution back together.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this. I signed up!

2:54 AM  
Blogger eliza said...

@anonymous-Great! Tell your friends!

2:50 AM  

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