Cardoza votes to preserve habeas corpus

Rep. Dennis Cardoza voted twice against the Military Commissions Act of 2006, which eliminates right of habeas corpus for classes defined by the executive branch of the federal government. Habeas corpus is a safeguard against illegal imprisonment as old as the Magna Carta (13th century). The bill passed and the president reportedly will sign it tomorrow. Demonstrations throughout the country are scheduled to coincide with the presidential signing.

Among House Blue Dog Democrats, Cardoza was in a bare majority, a dozen voting once, 11 voting twice against the bill.

Cardoza deserves praise for trying to protect habeas corpus and he will receive it from local opponents of his environmental policies.

Thank you, Dennis, for voting against this tyrannical law.

Bill Hatch


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