McCain/Lieberman bill re interrogation and detention

March 5, 2010

* Senate Bill (McCain, Lieberman sponsors), “Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010”

See attached. In brief, this bill would require at least some period of military detention and un-mirandized interrogation by a HIG-type group of interrogation specialists for persons who are suspected of engaging in hostilities against the United States or coalition partners through unlawful means, or who support such hostilities. The bill also provides for the availability of non-criminal detention for such persons (for the duration of hostilities), and prohibits spending DOJ funds for civilian criminal trials of them.