Published on Dec 15, 2011 by Current
Keith and Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-N.Y.) question President Obama's decision not to honor his threat to veto disputed provisions about the treatment of terrorism prisoners, which passed the House today as SEC. 1031 of the National Defense Authorization Act (H.R.1540). The bill allows American citizens to be indefinitely detained, without trial, on American soil if there is even a suspicion they have ties to terrorists. "That's quite a terrible blow to American liberty," says Nadler.