I'm sure some of our LEGAL HOUNDS here at Free Republic can review this and give an intelligent opinion on it. I looked at it, but don't see what the internet letter is talking about....so before you get one of these emails, let's discuss it.... before we jump on a bandwagon, that may not be what we think it is. There are accusations in the email about it is doing away with Posse Commitatis, and opening American concentration camps, and seriously, we need to get the truth out here, and not allow hysteria to take over. I don't have the time for detailed research this week. Please read these new Amendments, and let each other know what we should be writing our Senators about! FREEPER INPUT NEEDED. Thank You.
Here is a link to the bill:
Section 1302 (b)(1) states, “(1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.”
Did not read the the entire bill, but it appears a bit of a stretch to suggest that this provision rescinds the “posse comitatus” provisions given to citizens of the U.S.
Got an e-mail from one of my clients referring to Drudge, but with a link to Prison Planet...
That article was complete BS. If you read through Section 1031 of the Bill, it defines the status of the people kept at Guantanomo and specifically excludes US Citizens. Section 1032 extends the reward for information authorization. Don’t buy into the hysteria — but this does give a pretty good idea of why the ACLU is opposed; they want their attorney frat brothers to get a shot at cutting loose some of these jihadis so they can recycle and maybe actually kill a few more us next time around.