House Ignores Constitution, Approves Indefinite Detention Without Trial For Terror Suspects

Posted by | May 18, 2012 11:14 | Filed under: Top Stories

To Constitution-loving Republicans, it’s apparently alright to ignore it.

The Republican-controlled House rejected an amendment by Reps. Adam Smith, D-Wash., and Justin Amash, R-Mich., that would have barred indefinite detention and rolled back mandatory military custody. The vote was 238-182.

“The frightening thing here is that the government is claiming the power under the Afghanistan authorization for use of military force as a justification for entering American homes to grab people, indefinitely detain them and not give them a charge or trial,” Amash said during hours of House debate.

The policy’s supporters argued that ending it would weaken national security and coddle terrorists.


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