Military Commissions Act Is Unconstitutional and Un-American

President Bush has just signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006 into law. This new law is one of the worst attacks on civil liberties measures ever enacted by Congress in American history. It is unconstitutional and un-American. The ACLU and our allies are getting ready to challenge it in court as well as in the next Congress.

America’s greatness is marked by our commitment to fairness and the rule of law. In signing this bill, President Bush, as Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) noted, “lets the terrorists achieve something they could never win on the battlefield.