Restore Habeas

(One of the most riveting moments at the Harkin Steak Fry this past weekend was when Sen. Chris Dodd called for the restoration of habeas corpus and Democrats enthusiastically responded. This shouldn't be a partisan issue; it is a fundamental American democratic issues. Sen. Harkin has indicated he will be voting in favor of restoring habeas corpus and Sen. Grassley is a maybe. Call his office now at (202) 224-3744 and use this form to track his answer. - promoted by Chris Woods)

This afternoon Senator Pat Leahy and Senator Chris Dodd introduced the Leahy-Specter-Dodd Amendment to the Defense Authorization bill. The amendment will restore habeas corpus and help us regain our moral standing in the world.

Sign up to be a citizen co-sponsor at http://restore-habeas.org.

Also, follow Senator Dodd's call to action above and call up your Senators and ask them to co-sponsor the Leahy-Specter-Dodd Amendment.

The fight will be hard and the vote, which will come later this week, is likely to be very close. But upholding the rule of law demands action and that's what Senators Dodd and Leahy are calling for.

  • It's pretty sad, isn't it?

    800 years of established law, the most basic of rights, and the Constitution – and we Americans must resort to talk of “restoring habeas.”

    The fight will be hard and the vote, which will come later this week, is likely to be very close.”

    It’s a shameful reflection of what Bush and the GOP have done to our nation and, frankly, should be a no-brainer.  I certainly hope the Dems will pick up the pace and set things right.

  • Big Tent Democrat

    has been posting in support of Chris Dodd on the MyDD front page every Thursday. Here is his latest take on Dodd’s leadership:

    http://www.mydd.com/…

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