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All posts tagged "indefinite detention"

Sen. Udall calls for repeal of indefinite detention provisions

Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO) on Thursday voiced his support for legislation that would prohibit individuals detained in the United States from being indefinitely detained or transferred to a foreign country.

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Support for indefinite detention still hinges on 'reading terrorists their rights'

At a long overdue Senate committee hearing Wednesday, vocal upport for the controversial indefinite detention rules in last year's defense authorization act finally reared its head, seeming to still hinge on just one thing: as one witness essentially said, reading terrorists their rights may just prove fatal.

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Congress calls witnesses to speak on dangers of indefinite detention

A series of witnesses called to testify before a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on indefinite detention Wednesday morning will outline just how dangerous a president's "unchecked authority" is to the freedoms Americans hold dear, giving lawmakers historical context on moments when American politicians ignored the principles enshrined in the Magna Carta, and the darkness that soon followed.

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Republicans invite torture architect to testify in favor of indefinite detention

A Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Wednesday will present lawmakers with their first opportunity to begin tearing down the indefinite detention provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but two of the nation's leading civil rights groups are warning that Republicans have taken an unprecedented and even "chilling" step by inviting the testimony of someone who simply does not belong.

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Massachusetts town vows to defy indefinite detention law

A small town in Massachusetts says it is "opting out" of a federal law that allows the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial.

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Ron Paul proposes bill to repeal indefinite detention provision

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) introduced legislation to the U.S House on Wednesday that would repeal Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.

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Anonymous declares war on Congress with #OpAccountable

The National Defense Authorization Act for 2012 has been assailed by civil libertarians for its provisions which allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial. Now the hacktivist collective Anonymous has joined the battle in its own distinctive manner, declaring war on the members of Congress who voted for the legislation under the operation name #OpAccountable.

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Sen. Kirk blasts indefinite detention of U.S. citizens, reads Constitution to Senate

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) on Thursday read sections of the United States Constitution on the Senate floor as lawmakers debated a highly controversial provision in the annual defense bill.

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Sen. Paul: New indefinite detention rule puts every American at risk

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) released a video on Tuesday in which he blasted a controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which the Senate is debating this week.

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