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Lawmaker to governor: Sign detention prevention

April 9, 2012
Bob Unruh, WND

A key supporter of a Virginia bill that would prevent state employees from assisting the federal government’s “unlimited detention” of U.S. citizens is urging the governor to sign the legislation into law.

House Bill 1160 was adopted by lawmakers last month, and the deadline for Gov. Bob McDonnell to sign, veto or allow it to become law without his signature is approaching.

Delegate Bob Marshall, whose helped lead passage of the bill, forwarded an 11-page legal analysis of the issue to McDonnell regarding HB 1160.

The analysis focuses on several obscure sections of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012, which was signed into law by Barack Obama in December. Those sections appear to allow unlimited detentions by U.S. military forces and federal law enforcement agencies of even U.S. citizens without charges or a court hearing.

The federal act targets citizens who are suspected of involvement in terrorist activities.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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