S. 3081 (111th): Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010

Introduced:
Mar 04, 2010 (111th Congress, 2009–2010)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee) in a previous session of Congress
See Instead:

H.R. 4892 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Mar 19, 2010

This bill was introduced on March 4, 2010, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced
Mar 04, 2010
 
Sponsor
John McCain
Senator from Arizona
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Mar 04, 2010
Length
12 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 4892 (Related)
Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 19, 2010

 
Full Title

A bill to provide for the interrogation and detention of enemy belligerents who commit hostile acts against the United States, to establish certain limitations on the prosecution of such belligerents for such acts, and for other purposes.

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Cosponsors
8 cosponsors (7R, 1I) (show)
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3/4/2010--Introduced.
Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 - Requires an individual who is suspected of engaging in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners through an act of terrorism and who may be an unprivileged enemy belligerent to be placed in military custody for purposes of initial interrogation and determination of status.
Allows the detention and interrogation of such individuals for a reasonable time after capture or coming into custody.
Defines "unprivileged enemy belligerent" as an individual who:
(1) has engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners;
(2) has purposely and materially supported hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners; or
(3) was a part of al Qaeda at the time of capture.
Authorizes the President to establish an interagency team composed of executive branch personnel with expertise in national security, terrorism, intelligence, interrogation, or law enforcement to interrogate an individual placed in military custody and to determine if such individual is an unprivileged enemy belligerent. Designates such team as a high-value detainee interrogation group.
Designates certain individuals in military custody as high value detainees based upon the potential threat such individuals pose for an attack on the United States, its citizens, or military personnel, the potential intelligence value of such individuals, or membership in al Qaeda or an affiliated terrorist group.
Directs the high-value detainee interrogation group to conduct interrogations of such individuals and make preliminary determinations whether such individuals are unprivileged enemy belligerents.
Deems as the paramount purpose of such interrogations the protection of U.S. civilians and facilities through thorough and professional interrogation for intelligence purposes.
Prohibits the use of Department of Justice (DOJ) appropriated funds to prosecute an unprivileged enemy belligerent in an Article III court.
Allows the detention of an unprivileged enemy belligerent without criminal charges or trial for the duration of hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners in which the individual has engaged or which the individual has purposely and materially supported.

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