Wednesday, May 2, 2007

More on Yesterday's Lobby Effort

The Hill and Jurist both have synopses of yesterday's lobby day. We thank everybody for calling their senators and representatives!

From The Hill:

Congress in 1961 designated May 1 as National Law Day to celebrate the United States’ commitment to justice and the rule of law. The attorneys who aim to hold more than 50 meetings on the Hill today say such tradition has been tarnished by Congress’s September 2006 vote to deny habeas corpus to hundreds of detainees held in Guantánamo Bay for more than five years...READ MORE
From Jurist:
About 70 lawyers representing some of the top firms in the US Tuesday lobbied various congressional offices to restore the writ of habeas corpus to Guantanamo Bay detainees brought before military tribunals. The lawyers, who also included public defenders and sole practitioners, held over 50 meetings with Washington legislators, including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California), to draw attention to the issue...READ MORE

- Adrian Bleifuss Prados