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S Amdt 2516 - Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment - Key Vote

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John Kerry voted Nay (Amendment Vote) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Amendment Adopted (Senate) (49-42) - (Key vote)

Title: Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment

Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to adopt an amendment that requires the Secretary of Defense to submit procedures for determining the status of detainees held at Guantanamo Bay to the Committees on the Judiciary of the Senate and the House.

Highlights:
  • Prohibits any US court, justice or judge from hearing or considering a writ of habeas corpus filed by or on the behalf of a non US citizen who is detained at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Stipulates that only the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia can hear an appeal to determine if a non-US citizen has been detained properly as an enemy combatant at Guantanamo Bay.
  • Indicates that the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is limited to reviewing whether a detainee was determined to be an enemy combatant in a manner that is consistent with the procedures submitted by the Secretary of Defense.
Legislation - Introduced (Senate) -

Title: Detainees at Guantanamo Bay Amendment

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Co-sponsors

  • Clarence Saxby Chambliss (GA - ) (Out Of Office)
  • Jon Kyl (AZ - R) (Out Of Office)
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