IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 14, 2019
Ms. Duckworth (for herself, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Booker, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Feinstein, Ms. Harris, Ms. Hirono, Ms. Klobuchar, Mr. Markey, Mrs. Murray, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Schatz, Ms. Smith, and Ms. Warren) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary
To ensure due process protections of individuals in the United States against unlawful detention based solely on a protected characteristic.
This Act may be cited as the
Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2019.
Prohibition against unlawful detention
Section 4001 of title 18, United States Code, is amended—
by redesignating subsection (b) as subsection (c); and
by inserting after subsection (a) the following:
Prohibition on detention based on protected characteristics
No individual may be imprisoned or otherwise detained based solely on an actual or perceived protected characteristic of the individual.
In this subsection, the term
protected characteristic includes each of the following:
Any additional characteristic that the Attorney General determines to be a protected characteristic.
Rule of construction
Nothing in this subsection shall be construed to allow the Attorney General to remove a characteristic described in subparagraphs (A) through (H) of paragraph (2) from the definition of the term
protected characteristic under this subsection.