Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007

Senator Chris Dodd is introducing a bill with the short title "Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007." The purpose of the act is to restore the writ of habeas corpus and reaffirm our commitment to the Geneva Conventions.

Spot got more traffic for the Military Commissions Act of 2006 and habeas corpus posts last fall than anything else Spot has written. It is clear that a lot of you care about these issues. Spot hopes to write more about Senator Dodd's bill in the future.

The Senator, who perhaps not coincidentally is running for President, also has a website: Restore-Habeas.org. At the site, you can sign on as a "citizen sponsor" of this bill. Part of the purpose of the site and the "sponsorship" is obviously to collect email addresses for his campaign. But Spot does think it would be great to show support for a rollback of the odious MCA.

And, boys and girls, Spot doesn't think it would kill you to hear once in a while from a candidate other than Hillary or Obama. From Spot's perspective, Chris Dodd seems to be the one actually doing something to begin the rollback of at least some of the excesses of the Bush administration.

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