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Habeas Sighting: Lawrence, KS

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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April 22, 2007

As the momentum builds, the tips keep coming in. Early this morning we’ve got a voicemail from a second-year law student at The University of Kansas. Here’s a transcript:

“Okay, is this the Habeas line? Hi. So, I had this humongous exam, so I spent most of my night at the library on campus. I swear, I was like, living in that place for a week.It was, I dunno, eleven or so last night and I was packing up my stuff, finally. I’d been reading and reading and my vision was probably a little blurry. But I was gathering up all my empty soda bottles when I saw someone just, like, pacing up and down on the other side of the bookshelf. I finished packing up and walked over and peeked around the corner. I thought maybe it was Ari, my study partner, who was supposed to show up around seven – of course.Anyway, so I wasn’t really sure what I was seeing, but I really, really think this little green man thumbing through books in the Constitutional Law section.I must have made a noise, because he stood up and just mumbled, like “Pardon me,” and then took off. He just dropped the book and left it there in the dust. Hope I didn’t scare him.So, yeah, that’s it. Thought you’d wanna know. Keep up the good work. Tell him I put the book back for him.”– voicemail received 8:45 a.m. ET, 4/20/07, from “Jeff,” a law student at the University of Kansas

Have you been reading up on your constitutional law? Habeas has. Let us know if you see him.