to restore habeas corpus...to end the 'filibuster'.
Don't be deceived. The Pukes voting to restore were safe, because the fix was always in. They weren't going to defeat the filibuster, ever. The vote gave Sununu, Smith, and Snow "moderate" cover in their forthcoming election campaigns. Hagel, Lugar and Spectre were able to burnish their 'statesmanly' credentials. Johnson's not back yet, so no-mo-Joe musta voted 'right' for a change.
The Dims, if they had the nerve, would attach an amendment to restore habeas corpus to every single bill passing through Congress. They should despatch flunkies to insert the amendment into already reconciled bills ready for signature. Spectre knows how to do that. Whassamatta widdem?
You don't win arguments with fascists; you win wars against them.