Congress' New Terrorism Rules Leave Open Questions

Officials say newly enacted legislation that gives the military a bigger role in fighting terrorism raises questions that will complicate and could harm the investigation of terrorism cases.

It was an uphill battle against Republicans and some Democrats, but the Obama administration succeeded in retaining the right to investigate and try suspected terrorists in civilian courts.

Under heavy pressure from the administration, lawmakers removed a provision that would have eliminated executive branch authority to use civilian courts for trying terrorism cases against foreign nationals.

But administration officials say other provisions that did survive leave open some questions about how to handle terrorism investigations, particularly how FBI agents will do their work when some suspects may be in military custody.


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  • by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 03:54 PM
    He's turning our country into more of a police state!
  • by WhyILoveobama on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:28 AM
    Thats right obama.Make them a US citizen first by reading them their Mirand rights.Thats WhyILoveobama.
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      by WhyYoureIgnorant on Dec 18, 2011 at 04:36 PM in reply to WhyILoveobama
      I'm pretty sure being read your Miranda Rights does not make you an American citizen. Let me guess, you'd rather them be shot right there? That's WhyYoureIgnorant.
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        by voter on Dec 18, 2011 at 06:15 PM in reply to WhyYoureIgnorant
        no, you don't shoot them right there. you waterboard them for intell first, THEN you shoot them.
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        by WhyILoveobama on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:17 AM in reply to WhyYoureIgnorant
        Look the definition up for Miranda rights.You wont be pretty sure anymore and you wont be quite as ignorant either.Thats WhyILoveobama.
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      by Anonymous on Dec 18, 2011 at 05:11 PM in reply to WhyILoveobama
      If you can't post anything intelligent, then don't post at all.....
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        by WhyILoveobama on Dec 19, 2011 at 01:19 AM in reply to
        Is that the most intelligent thought you got on the this report?
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          by Anonymous on Dec 19, 2011 at 04:21 AM in reply to WhyILoveobama
          Learn some grammar and literary skills.
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