Monday, April 2, 2007

A battle over "Habeas Corpus" between "the two finest legal minds in the Senate"

William Fisher, at TruthOut. Org, reports on what could turn out to be an epic battle brewing in the US Senate. But unlike most of this chamber's epic battles, this one pits Republican against Republican. The battle is over the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007. The proposed legislation would repeal provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that stripped US civilian courts from jurisdiction to hear or consider applications for a writ of habeas corpus filed by aliens detained as enemy combatants (his seriousness is only somewhat vitiated by his claim that Specter and Graham are two of the most accomplished minds in the Senate).

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