S.1216 - Due Process Guarantee Act115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Lee, Mike [R-UT] (Introduced 05/24/2017)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 05/24/2017 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.1216 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (05/24/2017)
Due Process Guarantee Act
This bill amends the federal criminal code to limit the detention authority of the United States.
Current law prohibits the indefinite detention of a U.S. citizen by the United States unless it is authorized by an act of Congress. This bill prohibits the indefinite detention of a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident by the United States unless it is consistent with the Constitution and expressly authorized by an act of Congress.
Additionally, it specifies that a general authorization to use military force or similar measure, on its own, does not authorize the indefinite detention of a citizen or lawful permanent resident who is arrested in the United States.