Thursday, November 17, 2005

Republican Congress Against Human Rights

Blinding Justice - New York Times: "The main legal mechanism for saving wrongly convicted prisoners from execution, and for challenging other wrongful convictions, is the writ of habeas corpus. Although habeas traces to Magna Carta and is enshrined in the Constitution, Congress may be about to scale it back drastically. The proposed changes would make the criminal justice system less fair and far more likely to convict the innocent."

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