Military Commissions Legislation Markup

Committee members marked up legislation to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war and for other… read more

Committee members marked up legislation to authorize trial by military commission for violations of the law of war and for other purposes. Committee counsel provided opinions and members debated measures and amendments to legislation offered by the Bush administration. The committee voted to ratify the White House’s version of legislation creating military commissions for trying terrorism suspects. The measure also provided President Bush authority to withhold classified evidence from defendants, admit testimony that defendants might maintain was coerced, and protect U.S. intelligence agents from legal action over their interrogation methods. close

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194274-1
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House Committee
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House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Sep 14, 2006
Last Aired:
Sep 18, 2006

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  • Sep 14, 2006 | 12:58am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Sep 14, 2006 | 6:24am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Sep 18, 2006 | 3:53pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
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