"President Bush has submitted a new plan for detaining terror suspects under which U.S. citizens suspected of terror ties might be detained indefinitely and barred from access to civilian courts:jeebus.According to the draft, the military would be allowed to detain all "enemy combatants" until hostilities cease. The bill defines enemy combatants as anyone "engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners who has committed an act that violates the law of war and this statute."
Legal experts said Friday that such language is dangerously broad and could authorize the military to detain indefinitely U.S. citizens who had only tenuous ties to terror networks like al Qaeda. (link)
"On the Net:Is that the first time AP has ever actually linked to a blog?
A copy of the report can be found at: http://balkin.blogspot.com/"