Modal close

Hi there!

Did you know that you can get our headlines, stories and web exclusives delivered to your inbox every day? Sign up for our Daily News Digest today! Don't worry, we'll never share or sell your information.

Debate on House Counterterrorism Bill

Default content image
Listen
Media Options
Listen

Related

The counterterrorism bill passed in the House yesterday is called weak by Clinton after a bipartisan coalition voted to remove clauses in the bill they believed would have given federal law enforcement agencies too much power. However, it weakens the access of convicted citizens to habeas corpus. Guests Jimmy Landano and Leslie Hagin argue about the importance of the right to habeas corpus, both in Mr. Landano’s personal case and for the entire criminal justice system. Bud Welch argues that the bill deals with many issues tangential to security, but does not provide the necessary funds to law enforcement agencies to actually prevent acts of terrorism. Nick Gess defends the bill by claiming it only raises the standard for habeas corpus, without making it unattainable.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): counterterrorism bill, habeas corpus, Oklahoma City bombing

Related Story

Video squareStoryApr 17, 2018Deadliest U.S. Prison Riot in 25 Years Shines Light on Inhumane Conditions in Prisons Across Nation
The original content of this program is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License. Please attribute legal copies of this work to democracynow.org. Some of the work(s) that this program incorporates, however, may be separately licensed. For further information or additional permissions, contact us.

Non-commercial news needs your support

We rely on contributions from our viewers and listeners to do our work.
Please do your part today.
Make a donation
Up arrowTop