Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Military Commissions Act of 2006 passed into Law

"The new law vaguely bans torture -- but makes the administration the arbiter of what is torture and what isn't. It allows the president to imprison indefinitely anyone he decides falls under a wide-ranging new definition of unlawful combatant. It suspends the Great Writ of habeas corpus for detainees. It allows coerced testimony at trial. It immunizes retroactively interrogators who may have engaged in torture."

As an anonymous pointed out, Jim Walsh did indeed vote for this law.

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