Evidently, almost 800 years of civilization doesn’t mean squat to Kit Bond.
….No free man shall in future be arrested or imprisoned or disseised of his freehold, liberties or free customs, or outlawed or exiled or victimised in any other way, neither will we attack him or send anyone to attack him, except by the lawful judgement of his peers or by the law of the land. To no one will we sell, to no one will we refuse or delay right of justice…
The Constitution doesn’t seem to have too much influence with him, either:
…The privilege of the writ of habeas corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in cases of rebellion or invasion the public safety may require it…
The United States Senate couldn’t get enough votes to stop the fillibuster of the amendment to restore habeas corpus.
Question: On the Cloture Motion (Motion to Invoke Cloture on the Specter Amdt. No. 2022 )
Vote Number: 340
Vote Date: September 19, 2007, 10:47 AM
Required For Majority: 3/5
Vote Result: Cloture Motion Rejected
Amendment Number: S.Amdt. 2022 to S.Amdt. 2011 to H.R. 1585 (National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008)
Statement of Purpose: To restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States.
Not Voting 1…
Bond (R-MO), Nay
McCaskill (D-MO), Yea
They needed 60 votes, they got 56.
Now, does anyone need a reminder about why we all voted for Claire McCaskill in 2006?