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  •  Jumping in to make sure (16+ / 0-)

    everyone here sees  THIS AD on DAILY KOS'S home page; it's from THE CENTER FOR CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS.

    It's an ACTION ALERT with names and numbers of key senators, as well as a suggested letter.

    The web site begins with the following plea:

    The fight over the military commissions bills today isn’t about politics, it’s about lives, and it’s not over. Please take a minute from your busy day to help, even if you acted last week.

    The debate around these bills misses the point: both versions strip away the fundamental right to habeas corpus, the right to challenge your detention in a court of law, not to be locked up under the President’s say-so, guilty or innocent, never to be heard from again.

    An amendment in play could take out this dangerous measure – please use our site to fax your senators and tell them to support the Specter-Levin Amendment on habeas corpus when it gets introduced. The bills are S.3901, The Military Commissions Act of 2006, sponsored by Senator Warner and S.3861, The Bringing Terrorists to Justice Act of 2006, sponsored by Senator Frist. Please call your Senators at (202) 224-3121 IMMEDIATELY, especially if they are among the 26 we’ve identified below as critical in this fight.

    Anyone in U.S. custody, at home or abroad, must have the right to challenge their detention in court. Nothing is more fundamental to our democracy than this right. Tell your Senator TODAY that they must vote to save habeas corpus

    •  Already done, thankyou n/t. (2+ / 0-)
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      MissInformation, flumptytail

      *a hundred years from now, the future may be different because I was important in the life of a child*

      by bonesy on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 03:18:14 PM PDT

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    •  Thanks. I went to that site and it took FOREVER (1+ / 0-)
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      to load - hopefully that means a lot of people are over there taking action!!!  I called Senator Thomas, but let's face it, he is a rubber stamp Republican all the way.  He NEVER votes for true justice or truth or anything that his constituents need.  Still, I have called and sent emails.

      "Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better, it's not." -The Lorax, by Dr. Suess

      by docangel on Mon Sep 18, 2006 at 08:51:23 PM PDT

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