Senator: Keep Terrorists Out Of U.S. Court

Sen. Lindsey Graham, (R-S.C.) wants to bar detainees at Guantanamo from challenging their detentions in the American courts. Graham may attach this stipulation to a defense bill that the Senate is debating this week, meaning that the Senate could vote on the issue as early as today.

Jeralyn of TalkLeft reports that Graham's bill would prevent detainees from challenging any of the following in U.S. courts:
  • The legality of their detentions
  • The propriety of returning detainees to their home countries
  • Adequacy of medical care at Guantanamo
  • Quality of the food
  • Speed of mail delivery
  • Allotment of exercise time and other conditions of confinement

Jeralyn notes that "This [legislation] would effectively end all litigation brought on behalf of the detainees at Guantanamo Bay, as well as any future litigation on behalf of those imprisoned at the CIA secret detention camps."

Jeralyn urges us to call our Senators today.

Hilzoy of Obsidian Wings is outraged.

"Stop this amendment," she writes.

[TalkLeft, Obsidian Wings]

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