Happy Democrat Photo: Bingaman Edition

When you stand up to a bully, a bully backs down.

The Senate is to vote Tuesday on a proposal by Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N.M., that would allow detainees to file habeas corpus petitions, but only in the D.C. appeals court. However, the proposal would prohibit detainees from filing petitions based on claims objecting to living conditions.

“It is reasonable to insist that when the government deprives a person of his or her liberty _ and in this case for an indefinite period of time _ that the individual have a meaningful opportunity to challenge the legality of their detention and challenge whether they are being wrongfully detained,” Bingaman said.

“You fight the fights you can win? You fight the fights that need fighting!”

— The American President