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Senate kills GOP effort to bar non-American terrorist suspects from trials in civilian courts – Washington Post

On October 21, 2011, the Washington Post reported that the U.S. Senate voted against a proposal that would have barred the government from prosecuting foreign terrorists in civilian courts. The bill was rejected 52-47.

The proposal's sponsor, Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), argued that it would be dangerous to provide protections such as the right against self-incrimination to foreign terrorists. Doing so he argued, may block efforts to retrieve critical intelligence. Democrats however, argue that the President must have more flexibility in dealing with this specific matter.

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