One thing that I just realized last night is that there is NO sunset provision in this bill, and since the war on terror will never be over, this means that we are PERMANENTLY suspending the writ of habeas corpus for all non-citizens (including permanent resident aliens) who is accused of in any way aiding terrorists. Who knows how far that will be taken? Will a visiting professor be arrested and held incommunicado for having the temerity to suggest that our current policies are making things more dangerous for us and the world?
Leahy has now finished, and it switched over to a Repub for a couple of minutes. Feingold now speaking in opposition to the bill itself, and in support of preserving habeas.