Habeas Corpus Restoration
On the Cloture Motion
Senate Roll Call No. 340
110th Congress, 1st Session

Rejected: 56-43 (see complete tally)
On September 19, 2007, a majority of the Senate (56-43) supported restoring habeas corpus rights to those being detained without charge by the United States. However, this amount fell a few votes short of the sixty needed to invoke cloture and allow consideration of the Specter-Leahy Amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 1585). The ACLU supported this amendment because it would have restored the fundamental constitutional due process right of habeas corpus that was stripped away by the Military Commissions Act of 2006.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 340
Votes For : 56
Votes Against : 43
Not Voting : 1