Feeling the heat, Lindsey Graham amended his ridiculous amendment (PDF) so that judges can now review their own inability to hear cases of habeas corpus. Meanwhile, in an effort to garner votes Jeff Binghaman has watered down his amendment so that habeas cases still go through but inmates can’t sue over conditions of confinement (PDF).
It baffles me that we’re even trying to meet in the middle on this issue. As far as fundamental American values go this shouldn’t be an issue at all. There’s still time to call your Senator and let his or her interns know that this shouldn’t even be up for debate.
As always the folks at Obsidian Wings have more. Scroll up and down to get the full scoop.
Incisive commentary on the psychological underpinnings of the Graham amendment by The Editors.
Kidding about the incisive part. But funny.