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McCain Amendment, Signed and Dismissed

The executive branch shall construe Title X in Division A of the Act, relating to detainees, in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President to supervise the unitary executive branch and as Commander in Chief and consistent with the constitutional limitations on the judicial power, which will assist in achieving the shared objective of the Congress and the President, evidenced in Title X, of protecting the American people from further terrorist attacks. Further, in light of the principles enunciated by the Supreme Court of the United States in 2001 in Alexander v. Sandoval, and noting that the text and structure of Title X do not create a private right of action to enforce Title X, the executive branch shall construe Title X not to create a private right of action.
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January 2nd, 2006
Meaning?
Permalink Ross 
January 2nd, 2006
"in a manner consistent with the constitutional authority of the President to supervise the unitary executive branch and as Commander in Chief"

We'll go on doing whatever we want because I'm the president.
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January 2nd, 2006
Torture? Check.
Illegal wiretapping? Check.
Slavery? Check.

"A proposal prohibiting defense contractor involvement in human trafficking for forced prostitution and labor was drafted by the Pentagon last summer, but five defense lobbying groups oppose key provisions and a final policy still appears to be months away, according to those involved and Defense Department records."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/chi-0512270176dec27,1,2117782.story?page=1&ctrack=1&cset=true&coll=chi-news-hed
Permalink Peter 
January 2nd, 2006
I thought the privacy of the mail was guaranteed by the constitution - how come this doesn't extend to other forms of communication?
Permalink Ross 
January 2nd, 2006

This topic was orginally posted to the off-topic forum of the
Joel on Software discussion board.

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