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'Indefinite Detention' Bill Passes Senate 93-7 Americans completely stripped of all rights under Section 1031 Paul Joseph Watson Friday, December 2, 2011 The Senate last night codified into law the power of the US military to indefinitely detain an American citizen with no charge, no trial and no oversight whatsoever with the passage of S. 1867, the National Defense Authorization Act. One amendment that would have specifically blocked the measures from being used against US citizens was voted down and the final bill was passed 93-7. Another amendment introduced by Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein that attempted to bar the provision from being used on American soil, an effort to ensure "the military won't be roaming our streets looking for suspected terrorists," also failed, although Feinstein voted in favor of the bill anyway. Feinstein was able to include a largely symbolic amendment which states that "nothing in the bill changes current law relating to the detention of US citizens and legal aliens," but this measure is meaningless according to Republican Congressman Justin Amash, a fierce critic of the bill. "Some have asserted that Sen. Feinstein's amendment, S Amdt 1456, protects the rights of American citizens and preserves constitutional due process. Unfortunately, it does not. It's just more cleverly worded nonsense," Amash wrote on his Facebook page. Though the White House has threatened to veto the bill ...