In Brown v. Vasquez, 952 F.2d 1164, 1166 (9th Cir. 1991), cert. denied, 112 S.Ct. 1778 (1992), the court observed that the Supreme Court has "recognized the fact that`[t]he writ of habeas corpus is the fundamental instrument for safeguarding individual freedom against arbitrary and lawless state action.'
Republicans in the senate are trying to deny this most important right to the prisoners being unlawfully held at Gitmo.
Kevin Drum reveals one of the many reasons this is bringing ever more shame to this country.