want habeas corpus back?

God only knows how much attention, if any, they pay to people phoning their offices, but it takes about two minutes and probably can’t hurt. If your senator is on this list:

Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-CT)
Sen. Ben Nelson (D-NE)
Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE)
Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN)
Sen. Larry Craig (R-ID)
Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME)
Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
Sen. Norm Coleman (R-MN)
Sen. George Voinavich (R-OH)
Sen. John Sununu (R-NH)
Sen. Mary Landrieu (D-LA)
Sen. Gordon Smith (R-OR)
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN)

Then think about giving them a call. There’s a vote coming up that could restore habeas corpus, and those are apparently the people who haven’t yet announced a position on the matter. Phone numbers that should work:

1(800)828 – 0498
1(800)459 – 1887
1(800)614 – 2803
1(866)340 – 9281
1(866)338 – 1015
1(877)851 – 6437

Just ask for your senator’s office. I told some nice young man on Lugar’s staff why I was calling, gave him my name and phone number, and that was that.

0 Responses to “want habeas corpus back?”

  1. nconstruct

    The education has distracted me. When was it suspended?

    • Marie Brennan

      I welcome someone to correct me on the finer points, but the short form is, last fall it got suspended for anybody who’s deemed an “unlawful enemy combatant.” Which has disturbing implications for how we’re dealing with prisoners at Gitmo, etc.

      • nconstruct

        Ahhh that little jewel. I’d forgotten about that. More of these little tarnishments and no one is going to care when civil liberties disappear as well.

  2. kniedzw

    You might also point us toward which vote it is that’s coming up? I’d not heard of such things….

  3. fallenrose

    I called yesterday. 🙂

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