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Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:41 PM

YES! Senate votes to ban indefinite detention w/o trial!

Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE) just tweeted:

The Senate just passed our amendment to ban indefinite detention of US citizens without a trial. It's about time we got this right.


https://twitter.com/ChrisCoons/status/274356506533720064

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Reply YES! Senate votes to ban indefinite detention w/o trial! (Original post)
UrbScotty Nov 2012 OP
LiberalAndProud Nov 2012 #1
ZM90 Nov 2012 #2
spanone Nov 2012 #3
rhett o rick Nov 2012 #4
freshwest Nov 2012 #5
BlueStreak Nov 2012 #6
freshwest Nov 2012 #7
Ter Nov 2012 #13
freshwest Nov 2012 #15
Bonobo Nov 2012 #8
MannyGoldstein Nov 2012 #9
nadinbrzezinski Nov 2012 #10
bvar22 Nov 2012 #18
libodem Nov 2012 #11
Ter Nov 2012 #12
liberal_at_heart Nov 2012 #14
UrbScotty Nov 2012 #16
malaise Nov 2012 #17

Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:44 PM

1. Habeus Corpus restored.

I want to celebrate. I really do, but it serves to remind me how much progress these days, is actually only recovery of what has been lost. Still, let's do a happy dance. This is good news.


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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:54 PM

2. Nice! About time too! :) n/t

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 10:55 PM

3. k&r...

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:08 PM

4. This OP is lacking a lot of detail. What amendment, what does it say? Is the HOR expected to agree?

What about Pres Obama? He was reluctant to remove the language from the NDAA.

Please more information.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:17 PM

5. My heart is relieved. This is great. Thanks for the report.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:25 PM

6. Without the House, it is just a symbolic vote

Nice to get the symbolic vote on the record. it is a start.

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Response to BlueStreak (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:39 PM

7. Maybe not. It could be attached to a defense spending bill from the House, no?

If not, in 2014 we can get a House that will make this happen.

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Response to freshwest (Reply #7)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:10 AM

13. A lot of far-right Republicans are the ones that oppose drones the most

 

The NDAA Act last year passed by around 87-13. Those 13 were dominated by tea baggers.

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Response to Ter (Reply #13)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:31 AM

15. Do you feel that excuses the rest of their agenda?

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:41 PM

8. Sadly, what often happens...

is the Senate passes it KNOWING the Congress will turn it down.

It is a political game of point-scoring and responsibility avoidance.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:54 PM

9. WTF?

Now this is getting downright weird... in a good way.

If this really is as advertised, it's a huge relief.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Thu Nov 29, 2012, 11:58 PM

10. Good, but we need the house to do it

They don't, we'll be back next congress.

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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #10)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 11:23 AM

18. need The House to do it, AND the President to sign it,

...and THAT may be the biggest roadblock.
He kinda likes all the supra-constitutional powers of the American Unitary Executive.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 12:52 AM

11. Thank you, Jesus

Good day for civil liberties everywhere.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:08 AM

12. Thank you Senators Mike Lee and Diane Fielstein for being so strong on this issue

 

Their sponsoring of this bill shows we can work together on some things.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 01:11 AM

14. It's about time. I believe this has been a bad mark

on the democrats for a long time.

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:37 AM

16. Here's for the morning crowd!

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Response to UrbScotty (Original post)

Fri Nov 30, 2012, 09:41 AM

17. America is coming back

That's good for the planet - this was a very important election

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