or Login to see your representatives.

Access Candidates' and Representatives' Biographies, Voting Records, Interest Group Ratings, Issue Positions, Public Statements, and Campaign Finances

Simply enter your zip code above to get to all of your candidates and representatives, or enter a name. Then, just click on the person you are interested in, and you can navigate to the categories of information we track for them.

Public Statements

Kerry Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Habeas Corpus

Statement

By:
Date:
Location: Washington, DC


Kerry Responds to Supreme Court Decision on Habeas Corpus

Sen. John Kerry today made the follow statement in response to the Supreme Court's recent decision that foreign detainees held at Guantanamo Bay may challenge their detention in U.S. courts:

"Today, the Supreme Court affirmed what almost everyone but the Administration and their defenders in Congress always knew. The Constitution and the rule of law bind all of us even in extraordinary times of war. No one is above the Constitution. The historic writ of habeas corpus endures. This is a major rebuke of the Administration's post-9/11 policies that have divided us at home, alienated and isolated us abroad, and made Americans less safe. The next step is to erase this great stain on our moral authority by promptly shutting down Guantanamo."


Source:
Back to top