Submitted by Conor Kenny on
The much-debated Military Commissions Act of 2006 is now the law of the land.
President Bush signed the bill yesterday which effectively strips detainees labeled as suspected terrorists by the president of rights traditionally guaranteed in American courts. Under the bill, suspects will have only a limited ability to view evidence used against them, and also be denied habeas corpus protection. In addition, the legislation leaves to the president’s discretion any enforcement of “non-grave breaches” of the Geneva Conventions.
To read more about the bill and the process by which it became law, be sure to check out Congresspedia’s great page on War on Terror detainee legislation.