SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM PULLS A FAST ONE TO ABORT HABEAS CORPMon Nov 14, 2005 12:11SENATOR LINDSEY GRAHAM PULLS A FAST ONE TO ABORT HABEAS CORPUS
With virtually no advance notice the Republican majority in the Senate (with the shameful complicity of Democrats Conrad, Landrieu, Lieberman, [Ben] Nelson, and Wyden) approved a last minute amendment to the Defense Authorization Act to deny U.S. courts jurisdiction to examine the legality of detainee detention in Guantanamo and elsewhere. They did this in defiance of the not yet completely packed Supreme Court (another reason to reject Alito), whose authority they would annul. This is all despite the well-known FACT that many scooped up into these hell holes of torture are not terrorists at all, some even having been sold for bounty. Senator Bingaman immediately responded with a proposed corrective amendment (S.AMDT.2517) to restore jurisdiction.
ACTION PAGE: http://www.trotm.com/habeas.htm (Restore Habeas Corpus)
ACTION PAGE: http://www.trotm.com/no_conservative.htm (No right wing conservative to replace Sandra Day O'Connor)
Is our government telling us that there is no possible way any of those people can be convicted of a crime, by even an American jury, if they were to have a fair trial? We also know that our own military attorneys were fired for protesting because the tribunals already established were such miscarriages of justice. If there is nobody in detention who can be convicted of anything without special kangaroo courts, then the real terrorists have indeed won, for we will then have abdicated all moral authority. Please contact your senators at once to tell them to support the Bingaman amendment.
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