Friday, November 17, 2006

Bill Introduced to Restore Habeas Corpus

We've talked about why it needs to be done.

Senator Dodd (D-CT) now appears to be moving towards repealing the Military Commissions Act, introducing instead the "Effective Terrorists Prosecution Act."

The net effect is the restoration of the right to habeas corpus.
“We in Congress have our own obligation, to work in a bipartisan way to repair the damage that has been done, to protect our international reputation, to preserve our domestic traditions, and to provide a successful mechanism to improve and enhance the tools required by the global war on terror,” Dodd said.

Prof. Michael Froomkin has the full text of Dodd's bill.


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