Wednesday, September 19, 2007

GOP Fillibuster Against Habeas Corpus

Republican members of the Senate have successfully defeated an effort to restore habeas corpus rights to those detained by the United States. Joe Biden points out that this is an anathema to our national ideals.
"Habeas corpus was conceived to prevent someone from being locked up illegally, with no chance to contest his/her imprisonment. It is not a get out of jail free card. And it will not result in the release of dangerous terrorists," said Senator Biden. "As I’ve said before, the terrorists win when we abandon our civil liberties. The way we win is to show them that we can fight this war without changing our character as a nation. I hope the Senate reconsiders this issue once again"


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