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Text of A bill to prohibit the use of Department of Justice funds for the prosecution in Article III courts of the ...

...courts of the United States of individuals involved in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.

This bill was introduced on February 2, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 2, 2010 (Introduced).

Source: GPO

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111th CONGRESS

2d Session

S. 2977

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 2, 2010

(for himself, Mr. Lieberman, Mr. Webb, Mr. McCain, Mrs. Lincoln, Mr. Bennett, Mr. Chambliss, Ms. Collins, Mr. McConnell, Mr. Cornyn, Mr. Sessions, Mr. Barrasso, Mr. Corker, Mr. Kyl, Mr. Coburn, Mr. Grassley, Mr. Vitter, Mr. Hatch, Mr. Johanns, Mr. Roberts, Mr. Alexander, Mr. Pryor, and Mr. Thune) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary

A BILL

To prohibit the use of Department of Justice funds for the prosecution in Article III courts of the United States of individuals involved in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

1.

Prohibition on use of Department of Justice funds for prosecution in Article III courts of individuals involved in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks

(a)

Prohibition on use of funds for prosecution of 9/11 terrorists in Article III courts

None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available for the Department of Justice may be obligated or expended to commence or continue the prosecution in an Article III court of the United States of an individual described in subsection (b) for any offense that may be prosecuted by military commission under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009 (title XVIII of Public Law 111–84)).

(b)

Covered individuals

An individual described in this subsection is an individual suspected of planning, authorizing, organizing, committing, or aiding the attacks on the United States and its citizens that occurred on September 11, 2001, who—

(1)

is not a citizen of the United States; and

(2)

is subject to jurisdiction under chapter 47A of title 10, United States Code (as amended by the Military Commissions Act of 2009).

(c)

Article III court of the United States defined

In this section, the term Article III court of the United States means a court of the United States established under Article III of the Constitution of the United States.