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November 14, 2012

Texas Lawmakers Seek To Block NDAA Indefinite Detentions, Criminalize Certain TSA Searches

Filed under: The Huffington Post — Tags: — gotonews @ 18:18

Republican state lawmakers in Texas submitted two bills this week seeking to counteract the federal government’s controversial powers of indefinite detention and overzealous searches by the Transportation Security Administration.

GOP state Rep. Lyle Larson filed a measure that would nullify controversial aspects of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, which has been criticized for establishing vague criteria that gives the federal government broad authority to indefinitely detain suspected terrorists without charges or a trial.

HB 149 specifically calls out Section 1021 and 1022 of the NDAA, which were recently subjects of a federal lawsuit filed by plaintiffs concerned that the language within the passages could be used to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens.

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