(Video courtesy of DefendHabeas.org)Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee is set to vote on the Leahy/Specter "Habeas Corpus Restoration Act" to remedy the elimination of habeas that came through passage of the GOP's Military Commissions Act last fall. FireDogLake shows how you can help, and for more, Christy extends this invitation:
(There will be) a special chat coming up tomorrow on the habeas issue with folks from the ACLU. You can read more about what the ACLU has been doing on the issue - from the Patriot Act through to the MCA vote and beyond - here on their website. I hope you will join us tomorrow (Thursday) at 3:00 pm ET/12:00 pm PT for a discussion on the efforts to restore habeas fully - this is an important issue, and goes to the core of who we are versus who we ought to be.
UPDATE: ACLU Applauds Senate Judiciary Committee Action Restoring Habeas Corpus Due Process Rights Vote split right down the middle. All Dems (and Specter) voted for; the rest of the Republicans voted against. Thank the deity of your choice for a Democratic majority bringing back this fundamental civil right.