« Support the OPEN Government Act | Main | Big Solar could mean big green »

Habeas Corpus: making a comeback?

Today the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11 to 8 to push a bill out for consideration by the full Senate that would restore the right to habeas corpus. The ignoble Military Commissions Act of 2006 revoked that right, as we've discussed here before.

That's an important step towards restoring the civil liberties guaranteed by the Constitution, which Bush and his Republican lapdogs in the Congress have trampled over during the past 6 years. But the whole of the MCA should be scrapped, including the separate but unequal legal system it sets up for alleged terrorists.

Here's a nice clip that asks Americans to call their representatives to support the bill:

Get GLONO merch!