Thursday, April 26, 2007

RE: ** URGENT ALERT ** For all Lawyers, law students, etc

----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: Patriots Speak Out ®©
Date: Apr 26, 2007 11:17 AM



Restore Habeas Corpus

There are rare moments when the actions of one person can change the
course of history.

Now is that moment. You could be that person.

Our Constitution needs your help. President Bush has launched an
attack on the Writ of Habeas Corpus, one of the fundamental principles
of our democracy.

Are you a lawyer? Click here to restore habeas corpus:

If you're not a lawyer, please tell every lawyer, law student, law
school dean, law school professor, retired judge, retired prosecutor
and retired public defender you know by clicking here:

We are focusing this campaign to members of the legal community,
because there is no constituency that can bring a more powerful
message to uphold the Constitution than lawyers. And click here to
urge your representative and senators to restore habeas corpus:

In the fall of 2006, President Bush seriously weakened habeas corpus
by pushing through Congress the Military Commissions Act, which strips
this right from anyone classified as an "unlawful enemy combatant."
Without habeas corpus, detainees are denied their chance to challenge
the lawfulness of their detention in federal court.

Presently, the U.S. government is free to imprison people indefinitely
-- without charge, trial or other fair hearing, no matter how inhumane
the conditions of confinement or the treatment of detainees. Such a
policy is not only unconstitutional, but also fundamentally
un-American and undermining of our national character.

 You can defend habeas corpus.

Join the hundreds of lawyers, law students, law school deans, law
school professors, retired judges, retired prosecutors and retired
public defenders who have condemned the denial of habeas corpus to
detainees and have called for full restoration of our constitutional
values. In the face of adversity, adhering to our principles does not
make us less secure, it strengthens us as a nation.

If you're a lawyer, please sign this petition to restore habeas corpus
and protect freedom, fairness and due process of law. Click here:

Thank you for working to build a better world.

Maia Ettinger
General Counsel
Working Assets

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