H.R. 6615 (110th): Giving Inmate Terrorists More Opportunities (GITMO) Act of 2008

Jul 24, 2008 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
Louie Gohmert Jr.
Representative for Texas's 1st congressional district
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Last Updated
Jul 24, 2008
4 pages

This bill was introduced on July 24, 2008, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Jul 24, 2008
Referred to Committee Jul 24, 2008
Full Title

To provide for the transport of the enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba to Washington, D.C., where the United States Supreme Court will be able to more effectively micromanage the detainees by holding them on the Supreme Court grounds, and for other purposes.


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Giving Inmate Terrorists More Opportunities (GITMO) Act of 2008 - Directs the Secretary of Defense to immediately transport all enemy combatants detained in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, to Washington, DC, where the U.S. Supreme Court shall hold such prisoners on Court grounds, confined by adequate fencing.
Requires the Secretary to: (1) provide shelter for such detainees outside the Court building, but on Court grounds; (2) provide guards; and (3) implement a system to ensure that the prisoners receive an appropriate amount of food and water. Directs detainees to use the restroom facilities inside the Court building.
Allows any of the nine justices to guard the prisoners, or provide them with food and water, whenever they choose.
Provides that, if either the Secretary or any of the justices refuses to carry out their duties under this Act, then their respective department or Court shall receive funding for the next fiscal year at half the level appropriated for the current fiscal year, or until such time as the Court no longer desires to micromanage the prisoners.

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