S. 185 (110th): Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007

Introduced:
Jan 04, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Status:
Died (Reported by Committee)
Sponsor
Arlen Specter
Senator from Pennsylvania
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jun 26, 2007
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 4081 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Dec 05, 2006

H.R. 1416 (Related)
Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2007

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 7, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jan 04, 2007
Referred to Committee Jan 04, 2007
Reported by Committee Jun 07, 2007
 
Full Title

A bill to restore habeas corpus for those detained by the United States.

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Cosponsors
31 cosponsors (30D, 1I) (show)
Committees

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6/26/2007--Reported to Senate without amendment.
Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007- Repeals provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 that eliminated the jurisdiction of any court to hear or consider applications for a writ of habeas corpus filed by aliens who have been determined by the United States to have been properly detained as enemy combatants (or who are awaiting such determination) and actions against the United States relating to the detention of such aliens and to military commissions (thus restoring habeas corpus rights existing prior to the enactment of such Act).
Allows courts to hear or consider legal challenges to military commissions only as provided by the Code of Military Justice or by a habeas corpus proceeding.

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