Leahy, Dodd Introduce Bill To Restore Habeas Corpus

Restore Habeas:

This week, we have a critical opportunity to restore habeas corpus.

The Habeas Corpus Restoration Act gives us a chance to reverse one of the Bush Administration's many assaults on our civil liberties.

We all want to make America safe from terrorism, but becoming a nation that sanctions the unlawful detention of its own residents -- detaining and jailing them without the chance to appear before a judge -- does not make us safe. Instead, it violates a value that we have held dear for centuries -- safeguarding our individual freedom before arbitrary state action.

You can sign on to co-sponsor the bill here.

Chris Dodd guest blogged over at Taylor Marsh on the importance of restoring habeas.  And Christy at FDL has a list of congress critters we're targeting for phone calls. C'mon...the Constitution needs your help today.


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