By Gabe Rottman, Legislative Counsel, ACLU Washington Legislative Office at 9:54am
Dear Habeas, We care so much about you that in November, we wrote a Resolution calling on Congress for your restoration. Our Resolution went all the way from our chapter to the Democratic National Committee which adopted it formally in January. We won't let you down, because we defend the U.S. Constitution - even when those who have sworn to do so, have not. Happy Birthday and many, many happy returns of the day. Susan, chair of Strasbourg chapter of Democrats Abroad France
This may seem trite, but in my whole 83 year life, I have always taken "justice" as my RIGHT. Understanding our right to the protection of Habeas Corpus has been fixed in my whole being!
-Lucille Chico, CA
Dear Habeas Corpus, You're the one who's kept me proud of being a citizen of the U.S.A. In memory of my late father, who lived and believed in the values you represent all his days, I thank you. He was my inspiration to be patriotic, and you help me remember that.
-Sydney Seattle , WA
Happy birthday, Habeas Corpus. I believe that you're not just important to me, but to every person in this world--whether they're citizens of my particular country or not. I've been writing to my public officials urging them to find you.
-Miriam Salt Lake City, UT