Thursday, June 28, 2007

ACLU-PA meets with Congressman Mike Doyle

As part of the June 26 Day of Action, members of the ACLU Pittsburgh Chapter paid a lobby visit to Congressman Mike Doyle to urge him to continue his opposition to the Military Commissions Act and to demand an end to prisoner torture. Doyle was responsive and supported the closure of Guantanamo Bay and the restoration of habeas corpus to prisoners held there. I hope we got the message across that Pennsylvanians care enough about these issues to effect the next election.

Nawshin in Pittsburgh

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Day of Action may have had an effect not only in Congress but also across First Street at the Supreme Court. On Friday, the last day of this Term, the Court announced a reversal of its previous decision not to consider the scope and constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act at this time. Instead, the Court will hear the detainees' challenge in the fall. While this Supreme court has generally not been a friend to civil liberties, they have been pretty hard on the Administration's legal extremism regarding the Guantanamo detainees. The grant of review could be a hopeful sign. More info available at the national ACLU's special site:

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