Skip to comments.Leahy Aims At Restoring Habeas Corpus (for Terrorists)
Posted on 11/12/2006 12:14:35 AM PST by Lancey Howard
WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- A battle is shaping up between Democrats and the White House over the Military Commissions Act, signed into law last month by President George W. Bush.
Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., is expected to take over as chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and The (Calif.) Daily Journal reports that Leahy is drafting a bill to undo portions of the new law in an effort to restore habeas corpus rights for enemy combatants.
Spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler told the newspaper the goal is to "try and do something to reverse the damage."
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Oh, Lord help us.
The Democrats are going to let another terrorist attack happen if they keep giving all these rights to terrorists.
This is the kind of thing that the Republicans need to keep alive on the Senate floor forever. Keep it on the front page. Keep it on TV.
They can't let us go two more years without an attack in the US. If they do, then President Bush will have kept us safe, and they hate him too much to let that happen.
Yeah great idea, of course won't you have to find a Network and a Newspaper to go along with that?
Don't see that happening anytime soon.
I can just imagine some of the few remaining German and Japanese WWII commanders seeing this and thinking " if only we had people like this helping our side back then, things might have turned out different."
Like this wouldn't be vetoed by the President anyways.
Sad part is that their terrorist buddies also know this, but will come up and give them a political kick in the crotch just because they want to.
It will be up to the Republicans to show Democrat voters what they did to America on election day.
Leahy, who's freaking side are you on ?
Great. Didn't take long for the Dems to begin self destructing. Maybe they'll start some gays in the military and gun control and tax hike talk soon. This may be a fun two years after all.
"Restore.?" They mean bestow.
They don't necessarily have the vote for it. I suspect Lieberman and perhaps Webb will not go for it. The 3 military guys who made the deal (McCain, Graham, Warner) will not agree. And the Maine Twins are less likely to bring out something that has been decided recently.
In 1996, Clinton signed the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act which makes it more difficult for murder defendants to have their habeas corpus appeals heard in federal court.
So American citizens (albeit murderers) will have a difficult time having their habeas corpus appeals heard, but terrorists will be granted the RIGHT!
If we all don't call our elected officials about this, we're useless.
They want rights for our enemies, that should have been shot dead long ago, and meanwhile persecute eight of our Marines at Camp Pendleton?
Can we ever get this government turned right-side-up and frontward again?
This has .00000001% chance of getting 60 votes for cloture and if some whacked Senators managed to get it through it has 0% chance the President will sign.
Veto , Plus what Democratic Senator will back this that is up for 08 election
forget habeus corpus....wouldn't it be easier to just send them home with a happy meal.........
never again...will the US take terrorists..it is not spoken but in iraq...these terrorists now just get a bullet in their diapered heads and left to rot and called casualities!!!
at least the US learned one valueable lesson when dealing with the lib/dems...I mean with the terrorists!!!
Habeas corpus was the basis on which the Court reviewed, and then approved, the military tribunals used for those trials. Now that Congress has acted, the same applies to the Gitmo detainees or any other illegal combatants. The regular US courts still have habeas corpus review at the Supreme Court level, but ONLY to make sure that the established procedures of the new military tribunals have been followed, and that's it.
Leahy is either too dumb, or too biased, to realize this. Either way, he is wrong, and any attempt by the new Congress to change the current law on illegal combatants will (or at least should be) blocked by a veto from President Bush.
I think that he should.The American people, through their votes, have indicated that is what they want.They [the terrorists]are only misguided and live in poverty.If we show them that we love them they will stop wanting to kill us.
We have begun the process of showing them how much we love them by getting rid of those evil hate-filled Republicans.
America should be afraid...very afraid!
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