Monday, October 24, 2005

Fight the Gutting of the Great Writ

For many years, the great writ of habeas corpus available in federal court to review state court convictions has proved to be an invaluable tool in achieving justice for those wrongly accused and convicted, and those victimized by blatantly unconstitutional actions by the police or prosecutors. Now, this great writ is under attack. I posted previously about what Barry Scheck had to say about Congress's proposed (and horribly titled) "Streamlined Procedures Act." Despite the concerns of Scheck and others, Congress is still moving forward with this horrible piece of legislation. Please do what you can to fight this from becoming law.

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