This page contains a single entry from the blog posted on February 6, 2007 3:18 PM. The previous post in this blog was All aboard the next tram. The next post in this blog is A continental touch for Tri-Met. Many more can be found on the main index page or by looking through the archives.

E-mail, Feeds, 'n' Stuff

Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Lawyers for Gitmo habeas

Hundreds of Oregon lawyers (including yours truly) have signed a letter to the state's congressional delegation, urging our representatives in Washington to restore the writ of habeas corpus to prisoners in our country's prison camp in Guantánamo, Cuba. I still can't believe that we even have such a facility, much less one that deprives people of their liberty for years without a meaningful hearing.

The full text of the letter (pdf), dated today, is here.

Comments (9)

No comments yet?

Thank you for doing this, Jack.

Right on, Jack!

there is a growing grass-roots effort to restore habeas corpus. join us at:


and read about the latest developments regarding habeas corpus suspension and its effect on U.S. citizens at our blog:


Thank you. Please plan to send this to The O & other mass media outlets. More people need to know.

So sad to read this. Those in Gitmo need to be there and stay there as long as we can keep them there. The left coast has not endured what happened on 9/11, so it is easy to take sides with the swine!

Jim... really?

Figures that liberal politicians and lawyers would be more concerned with the fate of enemy combatants than the security of our country.

As far as I'm concerned, everyone that signed that letter should be on a south bound C-130 in an orange jumpsuit with a bag over his head.

These people are our enemies, they intend on destroying us, our nation, and our way of life. Let them rot in Gitmo.

Regarding my last post; please ignore the 2nd paragraph. I had a relative killed in Afghanistan in 2006. Gitmo is a necessary evil.

hoooooookay, I call troll on Jim and on HMLA. There is no legitimate excuse for the suspension of habeas. It was wrong when Lincoln did it, and it's wrong now.

Clicky Web Analytics