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CREW and 22 Orgs Call for Hearings on Revisions to Military Commissions Act - Urges Light on Legal Issues Surrounding Guantanamo


Yesterday, CREW joined 22 organizations in calling on the leaders of the Congressional Armed Services and Judiciary Committees to hold full, public hearings on any legislation that would revise the Military Commissions Act and lay out new detention authorities and procedures. Holding such hearings would shine a light on the complex legal situation surrounding the closing of the Guantanamo Bay facility and would confirm CREW's and the co-signing organizations' belief that no legislative revisions to the 2006 Military Commissions Act are necessary.

Read the groups' letter in the Related Documents section on the right.

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting ethics and accountability in government and public life by targeting government officials -- regardless of party affiliation -- who sacrifice the common good to special interests. CREW advances its mission using a combination of research, litigation and media outreach.