The Resource Detention of U.S. Citizens

Detention of U.S. Citizens

Label
Detention of U.S. Citizens
Title
Detention of U.S. Citizens
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In 1971, Congress passed legislation to repeal the Emergency Detention Act of 1950 and to enact the following language: "No citizen shall be imprisoned or otherwise detained by the United States except pursuant to an Act of Congress." The new language, codified at 18 U.S.C. 4001(a), is called the Non-Detention Act. This statutory provision received attention after the 9/11 terrorist attacks when the Administration designated certain U.S. citizens as "enemy combatants" and claimed the right to detain them indefinitely without charging them, bringing them to trial, or giving them access to counsel. In litigation over Yaser Esam Hamdi and Jose Padilla, both designated enemy combatants, the Administration has argued that the Non-Detention Act restricts only imprisonments and detentions by the Attorney General, not by the President or military authorities. For more detailed analysis, see CRS Report RL31724, "Detention of American Citizens as Enemy Combatants," by Jennifer K. Elsea. This report will be updated as events warrant
Cataloging source
DTICE
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fisher, Louis
  • LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • United states government
  • History
  • Legislation
  • Civilian population
  • Prisoners
  • Military forces(U.S.)
  • Military facilities
  • Threats
  • Prisons
  • Sabotage
  • Enemy
  • President(U.S.)
  • Language
  • Limitations
  • Espionage
  • National security
  • Government and Political Science
  • Sociology and Law
  • Humanities and History
Label
Detention of U.S. Citizens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227921422
  • (OCoLC)ocn227921422
Label
Detention of U.S. Citizens
Publication
Note
CRS Report for Congress
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Extent
7 pages
Form of item
online
Governing access note
APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
Hein Online
System control number
  • (OCoLC)227921422
  • (OCoLC)ocn227921422

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