Thursday, January 18, 2007

Send a message to Congress: Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA),

Readers of OOTJ may recall Jim Milles link in October to Crooks and Liars blog entry "The Day Habeas Died,"

President Bush signed into law the Military Commissions Act of 2006. At its worst, the legislation allows President Bush or Donald Rumsfeld to declare anyone — US citizen or not — an enemy combatant, lock them up and throw away the key without a chance to prove their innocence in a court of law. In other words, every thing the Founding Fathers fought the British empire to free themselves of was reversed and nullified with the stroke of a pen, all under the guise of the War on Terror.

The Alliance For Justice (link in the title above), is sponsoring a letter to Congress, to match the one from the American Bar Association, asking Congress to review the rules governing the military commissions. Follow the link and join the list of folks who are asking Congress to fix it now!

1 comment:

David said...

get involved in the restoration of habeas corpus

join the project!!