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    Default First victory against NDAA and indefinite detention

    Senate passed an amendment that restores the right of trial by jury to all Americans in America.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - This evening, the U.S. Senate voted on Amendment No. 3018 to the National Defense Authorization Act sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Mike Lee (R-Utah), and co-sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul, which protects the rights prescribed to Americans in the Sixth Amendment of the Constitution with regard to indefinite detention and the right to a trial by jury.

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    The amendment passed, 67-29.


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    I hope it's meaningfully implemented. It seems there's always some way to snake around it, though.
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    It is an amendment to make the NDAA constitutional. The fact that they did not explicitly state the 6th amendment would of easily make it unconstitutional. So whether it is a "victory" against the NDAA is left to interpretation. How I see it, the NDAA is still out in full force.

    The devil is in the language and why they wanted to implement this "amendment" in the first place.

    However, based on this amendment, I can rest a little easier that Americans won't be subjected to this crap without their constitutional rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rail Tracer View Post
    It is an amendment to make the NDAA constitutional. The fact that they did not explicitly state the 6th amendment would of easily make it unconstitutional. So whether it is a "victory" against the NDAA is left to interpretation. How I see it, the NDAA is still out in full force.

    The devil is in the language and why they wanted to implement this "amendment" in the first place.

    However, based on this amendment, I can rest a little easier that Americans won't be subjected to this crap without their constitutional rights.
    Rep. Amash seems to agree with you



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    Quote Originally Posted by Beorn View Post
    Rep. Amash seems to agree with you



    Hmmmm
    Not only me and the representative, but one of the biggest advocacy/civil liberties group has similar sentiments.

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