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Unpublished Paper
ANYONE A POTENTIAL SUSPECT, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: WHY THE COUNTERRORISM PROVISIONS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2012 EVIDENCE AMERICA’S DECISION TO MAKE ITS VALUES SUBSERVIENT TO ITS SECURITY
ExpressO (2012)
  • James R Dickinson
Abstract
The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 [NDAA] grants the executive power to detain terror suspects anywhere in world. Although it is yet unknown how the NDAA’s detention provisions will be interpreted and applied, the fact that Congress passed, and the President signed, a law that can reasonably be interpreted to allow for the indefinite detention of American citizens (captured on U.S. soil) without due process of law evidences a troubling shift away from America’s most sacred values
Keywords
  • NDAA,
  • indefinite detention,
  • military detention,
  • detention of citizens,
  • due process of law,
  • enemy combatant,
  • habeas corpus
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Publication Date
April 26, 2012
Citation Information
James R Dickinson. "ANYONE A POTENTIAL SUSPECT, ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD: WHY THE COUNTERRORISM PROVISIONS IN THE NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT OF 2012 EVIDENCE AMERICA’S DECISION TO MAKE ITS VALUES SUBSERVIENT TO ITS SECURITY" ExpressO (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/james_dickinson/1/