How Many Corpses Does It Take To Suspend Habeas?


WHO: US. Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.) & Sen. Jon Kyl (R., Az.)
WHAT: Will discuss whether Guantanamo Bay inmates have the
right to habeas corpus in a debate moderated by Ted Koppel.
WHEN: Sunday, March 18 at 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: National Constitution Center 525 Arch Street, Independence Mall,
DETAILS: As part of the inaugural Peter Jennings Project for Journalists and the Constitution, Barney Frank and Jon Kyl will debate whether detainees should be able to seek relief for unlawful imprisonment and appear before a court. Ted Koppel will moderate. Barney Frank has represented Massachusetts’ fourth congressional district since 1981. He is the Chairman of the Financial Services Committee. Before his work in the U.S. House of Representatives, he served as a Massachusetts State Representative and as an assistant to the Mayor of Boston. Jon Kyl was elected to the U.S. Senate from Arizona in 1994 and re-elected in 2000 and 2006, after having served four terms in the U.S. House of Representatives. He serves on the Senate’s Finance Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Taxation and IRS Oversight, and on the Judiciary Committee, where he is the ranking Republican on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Technology and Homeland Security.

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