House of Lords Stands Up For Liberty

MSNBC is reporting that the United Kingdom’s House of Lords rejected, in what opposition leaders called a “crushing defeat”, a government plan to increase the amount of time that the state can hold suspects without charges from 28 to 42 days.The pre-9/11 maximum length to which the government could hold suspects without charge was 2 days. This most recent proposal going down in a 3-to-1 defeat hopefully will send a warning message to Gordon Brown and others that they will not be allowed to reign unchecked.

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