June 13, 2015

WILL OBAMA OPPOSE IT? Cruz, Paul push for ban on indefinite detention of US citizens.

Two 2016 presidential competitors have joined forces to get a ban on the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens included in an annual defense policy bill.

Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Rand Paul (R-Ky.), both of whom are running for president, have joined up with other senators to introduce an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), currently before the Senate, that would ban indefinite detention of U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents, without being charged or given a trial, unless authorized by Congress.

I thought the existing Non-Detention Act already did that. But maybe I’m missing something here. I guess the difference is the claim that the 2001 AUMF authorizes such detention.

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