Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens – The Hill’s DEFCON Hill

As much as I hate to agree with Rand Paul on anything, when he’s right–he’s right. I would even go a step further and say that NOBODY should be detained indefinitely without a trial. Talk about un-American. That is as un-American as it gets.

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.

via Sen. Rand Paul renews fight over indefinite detention of US citizens – The Hill’s DEFCON Hill.

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