For Immediate Release
Jordan Libowitz, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CREW and 22 Orgs Call for Hearings on Revisions to Military Commissions Act - Urges Light on Legal Issues Surrounding Guantanamo
WASHINGTON - 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.
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