The Hill ^ | Nov. 25, 2012 | Jeremy Herb
Posted on Sunday, November 25, 2012 9:22:47 AM by VitacoreVision
Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens
Nov. 25, 2012
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is bringing a new — and more aggressive — approach to a longstanding debate over the Defense authorization bill, threatening to filibuster the bill to get a vote on his amendment limiting indefinite detention.
Paul’s amendment takes a new tack to curb the military’s ability to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens suspected of terrorism by affirming they have the right to a speedy trial by jury under the Sixth Amendment.
His push to change the indefinite detention laws for U.S. citizens follows a contentious fight last year