S.185 - Habeas Corpus Restoration Act of 2007110th Congress (2007-2008)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Specter, Arlen [R-PA] (Introduced 01/04/2007)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Committee Reports:||S. Rept. 110-90|
|Latest Action:||06/26/2007 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 220.|
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Summary: S.185 — 110th Congress (2007-2008)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Reported to Senate without amendment (06/26/2007)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
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.