Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Dodd Calls To Restore Rule of Law

Chris Dodd has planned to introduce a bill to Congress called the "Restoring the Constitution Act 2007". According to Dodd, this is a bill that would "...restore the writ of habeas corpus for individuals in U.S custody, prevent the use of evidence gained through torture in court and limit the authority of the President to interpret the meaning and application of the Geneva Convention."

Dodd spoke about these issues in his DNC speech earlier this month. Dodd has said that the Military Commissions Act was a major step back for America, and it is time to restore the rule of law. He said that when the rule of law is abandoned, "we lose much more than we could ever gain."

Chris Dodd is calling for Citizen Co-Sponsors of the bill. If you would like to sign up, head to the restore habeas website here.

Dodd speaking about the bill.