Restoring the Consitution

Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) has introduced the “Restoring the Constitution Act of 2007,” according to the ACLU. If passed, the bill would fix many of the problems that came from the Military Commissions Act. Habeas corpus and due process would be returned to detainees, and the president would no longer have the power to declare anyone an “enemy combatant.” In addition, it would require the government to comply with the Geneva Conventions.

Currently, higher officials are given a “get-out-of-jail” free card in regards to torture and abuse, and Dodd’s bill would change that as well.

ADDED: Dodd has a website on the bill (related to his campaign website) at Restore-Habeas.org.

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