Court Of Impeachment And War Crimes: Impeachment, Impeach Bush and Cheney: PFAW ACTION ALERTS
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Impeachment, Impeach Bush and Cheney: PFAW ACTION ALERTS


PFAW'S AMERICAN WAY WROTE:
To: "Ed. Dickau" Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2007 16:11:56 -0700Subject: The Constitution in QuestionFrom: "PFAW's American Way"

June 26, 2007


This week, thousands of activists across the country are calling members Congress, attending rallies and spreading the message in their communities that the Constitution is not negotiable. The time has come to beat back the Bush administration's assault on law and justice.

In this issue:

1. National Day of Action: Tell Congress to Restore Habeas Corpus2. Don't Miss Tonight's Premiere of Dan Rather Reports: The Constitution in Question

3. Hope for Fair 2008 Elections Renewed with House Passage of Deceptive Practices Legislation

4. Supreme Court Slams Courthouse Doors Shut on Taxpayers in Religious Liberty Case

5. Will Southwick Committee Vote Be Postponed Again?


National Day of Action: Tell Congress to Restore Habeas Corpus

Today, thousands of activists are rallying on Capitol Hill and visiting with their members of Congress as part of a Day of Action to Restore Law and Justice. The goal is to get Congress to act fast on several pieces of pending legislation that would undo parts of the Military Commissions Act of 2006, a law that drastically undermines core American values pertaining to due process protections and basic civil rights.

Whether or not you already signed our petition to restore habeas corpus, please make sure your members of Congress hear from you personally. Call today and let them know Americans will not tolerate torture and secret prisons, and tell them to fully restore habeas corpus.

MY AREA…CLICK ON MY SIDE BAR CONGRESSIONAL LINKS FOR INFORMATION IN YOUR AREA.

Sen. John WarnerPhone: (202) 224-2023
Sen. Jim WebbPhone: (202) 224-4024
Rep. James Moran Jr.Phone: (202) 225-4376

After you call, you can let us know how it went with our online call report form at http://pfaw.kintera.org/CallReport.

And if you have not done so already, please sign our petition at http://www.pfaw.org/go/RestoreHabeas.


Don't Miss Tonight's Premiere of Dan Rather Reports: The Constitution in Question

Tonight, on HDNet, at 8:00 PM Eastern Time, catch the premiere of Dan Rather Reports: The Constitution in Question.

Moderated by Dan Rather and organized by People For the American Way Foundation, the hour-long discussion features some of the top legal minds of our day debating pressing issues of executive power -- warrantless wiretapping, habeas corpus, war powers -- that have arisen recently.

Taped before a live audience on June 11 at New York's Cardozo Law School, The Constitution in Question discussion features:

Lt. Commander Charles Swift, who successfully argued before the Supreme Court that military commissions set up to try Guantanamo detainees were unconstitutional

Bradford Berenson, former associate counsel to George W. Bush

Dahlia Lithwick, author of "Supreme Court Dispatches" for Slate

Jeffrey Rosen, legal affairs editor of The New Republic and author.
Click here for clips from the show.

Check your local listings for your HDNet channel location. If you do not have HDNet at home, you can check http://www.hd.net/danrather.html after the show airs for more information (or if you'd like to purchase a DVD copy of the episode).
Show Repeats:
Tue., June 26 11:00 PM ETWed., June 27 2:00 AM ETWed., June 27 11:00 AM ETWed., June 27 6:00 PM ETFri., June 29 11:00 AM ETFri., June 29 6:00 PM ET

Hope for Fair 2008 Elections Renewed with House Passage of Deceptive Practices Legislation

Yesterday, the U.S. House passed the Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act (HR 1281), which makes the practice of deceiving voters a felony that carries a penalty of up to $250,000 or five years in prison, and increases the criminal penalty for voter intimidation to five years imprisonment.

This is a major victory and one of the highest priorities on PFAW and PFAW Foundation's Democracy Campaign agenda. It addresses voter suppression tactics like:

Middle-of-the-night robo calls that purport to be made by a candidate, but are really meant to annoy and mislead voters.
Attempts to send voters to the wrong polling place, or threaten them with arrest if they haven't paid a parking ticket.
Flyers with false information about candidate endorsements.
Passage of this bill puts real momentum behind the movement to clean up these shameful tactics once and for all.

The Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Act also requires the Department of Justice to notify voters with accurate information when deceptive practices are confirmed in order to better protect voters before Election Day.

Read more: http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=24269
Supreme Court Slams Courthouse Doors Shut on Taxpayers in Religious Liberty Case
In response to the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision today in Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation limiting the standing of individual taxpayers to challenge government expenditures that violate the Establishment Clause, People For the American Way Foundation President Ralph G. Neas released the following statement:

"It's a bad day for the First Amendment. The Supreme Court just put a big dent in the wall of separation between church and state, and a big smile on Pat Robertson's face. Robertson's American Center for Law and Justice and allied Religious Right groups have long called on the Court to restrict the right of Americans to challenge government expenditures that unlawfully mix church and state. That is exactly what the Court did today."


Read more: http://www.pfaw.org/pfaw/general/default.aspx?oid=24266

Will Southwick Committee Vote Be Postponed Again?
Two weeks ago, GOP Sen. Arlen Specter asked the Judiciary Committee to put off a scheduled vote on 5th Circuit nominee Leslie Southwick. Although the Committee was scheduled to vote on Southwick last Thursday, the nomination was held over AGAIN at the request of Republicans.

This is a nominee that the Republicans wanted to get through with no hassle. PFAW and our allies have worked hard to expose Southwick's troubling civil rights record, but the real reason momentum has slowed on his confirmation is because of the efforts of activists like you, who have called and e-mailed your senators urging them to oppose Southwick.

THANK YOU!

http://www.pfaw.org/go/RejectSouthwick



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