H.R. 5936 (112th): Civil Liberties Act of 2012

Introduced:
Jun 08, 2012 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Status:
Died (Referred to Committee)
Sponsor
John Garamendi
Representative for California's 10th congressional district
Party
Democrat
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Last Updated
Jun 08, 2012
Length
4 pages
Related Bills
S. 2175 (Related)
Due Process and Military Detention Amendments Act of 2012

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Mar 08, 2012

 
Status

This bill was introduced on June 8, 2012, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Progress
Introduced Jun 08, 2012
Referred to Committee Jun 08, 2012
 
Full Title

To amend the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 to provide for the trial of covered persons detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force or the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 and to repeal the requirement for military custody.

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Cosponsors
6 cosponsors (5D, 1R) (show)
Committees

House Armed Services

House Foreign Affairs

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6/8/2012--Introduced.
Civil Liberties Act of 2012 - Amends the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (such Act) to provide that, in the case of a person detained in the United States pursuant to the Authorization for Use of Military Force or such Act, disposition under the law of war shall occur immediately upon custody and shall only mean transfer for trial and proceedings by a court established under article III of the Constitution or an appropriate state court.
Requires such trial and proceedings to have all due process provided under the Constitution.
Prohibits any person detained, captured, or arrested in the United States or a U.S. territory or possession from being transferred to the custody of the Armed Forces for detention under the Authorization for Use of Military Force or such Act.
Repeals the requirement of detention in military custody pending disposition under the law of war for individuals determined to be a member or part of al Qaeda or an associated force who has participated in planning or carrying out an attack or attempted attack against the United States or its coalition partners.

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