New habeas corpus bill falsely claims to “right” wrongs of the NDAA by Mariel Villarreal from the People's Blog for the Constitution
New habeas corpus bill falsely claims to “right” wrongs of the NDAA
Sunday, April 22, 2012 at 10:18 am by Mariel Villarreal
In an attempt to cover-up the flagrance of the National Defense Authorization Act’s (NDAA) codification of indefinite military detention, Virginia Congressman Scott Rigell, along with 26 other members Congress,introduced bill H.R. 4388 in an attempt to “sell to the American people as a ‘fix’” for the NDAA.
The bill is being presented in the House of Representatives as the “Right to Habeas Corpus Act,” stating that the provisions of the NDAA will not limit habeas corpus rights. In truth, however, these rights were never jeopardized by the NDAA. Instead, the NDAA “[codified] a dangerous indefinite detention without charge or trial scheme. And nothing in the proposed bill by Rigell would change it.” As the NDAA states, the President and any future president will hold the power to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial.
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