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  •  I don't think that's the current language (1+ / 0-)
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    BeeDeeS

    I downloaded from THOMAS this a.m. and the "public  print" version had this:

    Sections 1031(e) (authorization of military detention):

    (e) Authorities- Nothing in this section shall be construed to affect existing law or authorities, relating to the detention of United States citizens, lawful resident aliens of the United States or any other persons who are captured or arrested in the United States.

    and 1032(b)(1), requirment for military dentention, unless a special expection is made:

    (1) UNITED STATES CITIZENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to citizens of the United States.
    (2) LAWFUL RESIDENT ALIENS- The requirement to detain a person in military custody under this section does not extend to a lawful resident alien of the United States on the basis of conduct taking place within the United States, except to the extent permitted by the Constitution of the United States.

    I would feel a lot more comfortable if the bill was more direct, e.g.:

    No United States citizen or lawful resident alien shall be classed  as a "covered person" nor subjected to military detention under this Act.

    But it isn't. And as i read it, U.S. citizens are not entirely  exempted.

    •  I also downloaded from Thomas this AM (0+ / 0-)

      but I can't say for sure it's the most recent version. Likewise, the version that Greenwald was working from seems to differ from this diarist's.

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