Senate Voting Record for the Military Commissions Act of 2006

In case you are curious as to how the vote went.

Summary: Sidesteps the Supreme Court’s 2006 Hamdan v. Rumsfeld opinion that found the Administration’s plans to hold military tribunals were unconstitutional. Gives Congress’s OK to deny U.S. noncitizen detainees the writ of habeas corpus and to use coerced testimony and hearsay evidence against the defendant. Gives the President the power to name U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents “unlawful enemy combatants.”

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  1. Well I guess I won’t be voting for either NH Senator in the next election. Soon that will make me an enemy combatant and I will be thrown into the gulag.

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