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Hirono Laments Failure to End Indefinite Detention

·By civilbeat

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday (May 18) — such a busy day for the House! — voted against “an amendment to guarantee civilian trials for any terrorism suspect arrested in the United States.”

The vote was 238-182, with most Democrats (including Colleen Hanabusa and Mazie Hirono) voting in the minority. The Huffington Post has this article on the vote.

Press release quote from Hirono:

The guarantee of due process is one of the most fundamental rights in our country. Current law allowing the indefinite detention of an individual in America