Military Commissions Legislation Signing

Surrounded by members of his Cabinet and legislators, Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The new law imposed tight limits on… read more

Surrounded by members of his Cabinet and legislators, Bush signed the Military Commissions Act of 2006. The new law imposed tight limits on defendants' traditional courtroom rights, including restrictions on their ability to examine the evidence against them, to challenge their incarceration and to exclude evidence gained through witness coercion. The president said the extraordinary measure was justified by the extraordinary circumstances of the fight against terrorism. It also spelled out the specific interrogation techniques that were outlawed, while granting retroactive legal protection to military and intelligence personnel who previously participated in rough questioning of terrorism suspects, and allowed the administration to continue a once-secret CIA program for detaining terrorism suspects believed to have information about plots against the United States. close

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Military Commissions Legislation Signing

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Program ID:
194884-1
Category:
White House Event
Format:
Speech
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Oct 17, 2006 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Jul 03, 2007 | 7:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3

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  • Oct 17, 2006 | 9:34am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 17, 2006 | 9:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Oct 18, 2006 | 1:40am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jul 03, 2007 | 1:54am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jul 03, 2007 | 7:47am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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