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Obama preserves civilian handling of terrorism cases
Politico44 ^ | 2/28/12 | JOSH GERSTEIN

Posted on 02/28/2012 8:13:32 PM PST by ColdOne

President Barack Obama issued an order Tuesday nullifying much of the impact of a measure Congress passed late last year making military custody the default for some foreign-citizen terrorism suspects.

The legislation contained a provision allowing Obama, or any president, to waive the requirement by sending Congress “a certification in writing that such a waiver is in the national security interests of the United States.”

Obama used that waiver language to establish seven categories of suspects where the administration intends to ignore the military custody requirement, including all cases where suspects are first arrested by state or local law enforcement and all cases involving U.S. “green card” holders detained for acts on U.S. soil.

“A rigid, inflexible requirement to place suspected terrorists into military custody would undermine the national security interests of the United States, compromising our ability to collect intelligence and to incapacitate dangerous individuals,” Obama wrote in the order.

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1 posted on 02/28/2012 8:13:36 PM PST by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Gotta make sure his buds get easy trials.


2 posted on 02/28/2012 8:17:24 PM PST by funfan (and his crew)
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To: Jet Jaguar; NorwegianViking; ExTexasRedhead; HollyB; FromLori; EricTheRed_VocalMinority; ...

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3 posted on 02/28/2012 8:29:46 PM PST by Nachum (The complete Obama list at www.nachumlist.com)
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