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Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens

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Jeremy Herb
The Hill [1]
November 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 where liberal Senate Democrats waged an unsuccessful attempt to scale back the detention laws before an 11th-hour, watered-down compromise was ultimately reached.

Paul’s filibuster threat could throw into flux what’s already been a long-winding road to the floor for the Defense authorization bill, which Armed Services Committee leaders have been clamoring to get on the floor since it passed out of committee in May.

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[1] The Hill: http://thehill.com/blogs/defcon-hill/budget-appropriations/269125-paul-picks-a-fight-on-indefinite-detention-for-us-citizens

[2] Rand Paul renews threat to filibuster the NDAA: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-renews-threat-to-filibuster-the-ndaa.html

[3] Rand Paul Slams John McCain For Stripping NDAA Of Protections Against Indefinite Detention: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-slams-john-mccain-for-stripping-ndaa-of-protections-against-indefinite-detention.html

[4] Rand Paul Aims to Kill “Indefinite Detention” Provision of Controversial Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-aims-to-kill-indefinite-detention-provision-of-controversial-bill.html

[5] Rand Paul: Americans Could Be Sent to Gitmo Under ‘Indefinite Detention’ Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/rand-paul-americans-could-be-sent-to-gitmo-under-indefinite-detention-bill.html

[6] Indefinite Detention of U.S. Citizens without Trial is Treason: http://www.prisonplanet.com/indefinite-detention-of-u-s-citizens-without-trial-is-treason.html

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