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Posted by annabanana in General Discussion (1/22-2007 thru 12/14/2010)
Sat Feb 27th 2010, 06:22 AM
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Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) is on the verge of introducing legislation (S. 2977) that would block Attorney General Eric Holder's decision to try the alleged 9/11 conspirators in U.S. federal court. Senator Graham's legislation would block funding for the trial, and force the Attorney General and President Obama to use military commissions instead.

The military commissions—devised by Senator Graham and other politicians, not by the military—are kangaroo courts designed to ensure convictions and hide evidence of U.S. torture. They don't meet U.S., international or U.S. military standards for fairness, and they undermine the international human rights framework. There is a tried and true alternative: U.S. federal court. Senators are keeping track of the emails and calls they receive on this issue—your action counts!


Follow the link to email 12 key Senators and help defeat Senator Graham's legislation.

(I will be kicking this through the weekend and into Monday, with a little help from my DU friends.)
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