Civil Liberties

MI Lawmakers Call On Feds To Drop Indefinite Detention

The state's own Sen. Carl Levin wrote the civil-liberties-violating provision


Last week, the Michigan House of Representatives passed House Bill 5768, legislation that rejects Michigan's cooperation with the indefinite detention and mandatory military detention provisions of last year's National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which was authored by Michigan's own Senator Carl Levin (D), chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, and signed into law by President Obama one year ago this month.

HB 5768, sponsored by Rep, Tom McMillin (R), prevents state cooperation with federal agents attempting to detain people without due process in Michigan, declaring that no state official or agency "shall aid an agency of the armed forces of the United States in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person pursuant to section 1021 of the national defense authorization act…"