Summary

H.R. 3676: To amend the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained... Read More

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This bill was introduced on Dec 15, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not passed.

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Dec 15, 2011

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To amend the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained against their will without all the rights of due process afforded to citizens in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. DUE PROCESS RIGHTS OF UNITED STATES CITIZENS.

(a) Application to Detainee Provisions.--Subsection (e) of section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 is amended to read as follows: ``(e) Protections.-- ``(1) United states citizens.--In applying this section and section 1022, no United States citizen may be detained against his or her will without all the rights of due process afforded to the citizen in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States. ``(2) Lawful resident aliens and other persons in the united states.--Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities relating to the detention of lawful resident aliens of the United States or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.''. (b) Effective Date.--The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect as of the date of the enactment of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012. <all>

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H.R. 3676 amends the detainee provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to specifically state that United States citizens may not be detained against their will without all the rights of due process afforded to citizens in a court ordained or established by or under Article III of the Constitution of the United States. The blatant disregard to the Constitution being exhibited by the Executive Branch of the government makes the passage of this bill all the more critical. Since President Obama has clearly stated that he, "Will not take NO for an answer," when it comes to his demands and has demonstrated a callous disregard for the role and function of Congress, it has become all the more crucial to put into place any and all measures to prevent an escalation of this unprecedented disregard for the rights of individual citizens and the rule of law.

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