Restoring the Constitution Act and the Habeas Corpus Restoration Act

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 8, 2007

Press release: “Congresswoman Jane Harman (D-Venice), Chair of the Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence, and Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Chair of the Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties, today announced the introduction of two bills that would address and reverse problematic parts of the Military Commissions Act. Both the “Restoring the Constitution Act” and the “Habeas Corpus Restoration Act” will bring credibility to the process of detaining terrorist suspects by placing it within a legal framework. This includes: restoring habeas corpus, narrowing the definition of “unlawful enemy combatant” as defined in the Military Commissions Act, prohibiting evidence obtained under coercion, and affirming the Geneva Conventions.”

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