February 13, 2015
by Colleen Mallick
The Senate Armed Services committee narrowly advanced a bill on Thursday that would prevent most detainee transfers out of Guantanamo until after President Barack Obama leaves office. The White House has vowed to veto the legislation. The bill, sponsored by Senator Kelly Ayotte and supported by ...[read more]
January 14, 2015
by William Helbling
A group of US senators on Tuesday proposed legislation that would place a moratorium on the releases or transfer of prisoners from Guantanamo Bay. Republican Senators Kelly Ayotte, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Richard Burr touted the new bill as the best course of action to protect US national ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Zachariah Rivenbark
The Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act of 2002 (BCRA), also known as the McCain-Feingold Act, is a federal law that amended FECA, changing the nature of campaign finance, specifically in the realm of soft money. FECA had previously been amended to limit individual contributions and expenditures by ...[read more]
December 11, 2012
by Zachariah Rivenbark
On December 11, 2008, US Senators Carl Levin (D-MI) and John McCain (R-AZ) released the executive summary of a Senate Armed Forces Committee report that blamed senior US officials for the use of abusive interrogation techniques against detainees held in Guantanamo Bay and other US military ...[read more]
March 10, 2012
by Meagan McElroy
On March 10, 2011, US senators, including Senator John McCain (R-AZ), introduced the Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011, which would prohibit the civilian trial of Guantanamo Bay detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The bill also ...[read more]
May 13, 2011
by Jaclyn Belczyk
US Senator John McCain (R-AZ) said Thursday that information which led to the death of al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden was not obtained through torture. Speaking on the floor of the US Senate, McCain said that the name of Bin Laden's courier was not obtained from accused 9/11 conspirator Khalid ...[read more]
April 5, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On April 5, 2006, the US House of Representatives passed legislation that required non-profit political groups (called "527s" for the tax code section they are organized under) to register as political committees and follow campaign finance rules. The 527 Reform Act of 2006 would have eliminated a ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Aman Kakar
US Senator John McCain (R-AZ), along with five cosponsors, introduced legislation Thursday that would prohibit funding for civilian trials of Guantanamo Bay detainees and place restrictions on the transfer of detainees to foreign countries. The Military Detainee Procedures Improvement Act of 2011 ...[read more]
March 4, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 4, 2010, Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Joe Lieberman (I-CT) introduced legislation that would require the military interrogation and trial of those taken into US custody who are suspected of links to terrorism. The Enemy Belligerent Interrogation, Detention, and Prosecution Act of 2010 ...[read more]
March 8, 2010
by JURIST Staff
JURIST Guest Columnist Amos Guiora of the University of Utah College of Law says that the McCain-Lieberman military detention bill recently introduced in the Senate is yet another unfortunate instance of US national security legislation being driven by panic instead of principle..... The... ...[read more]

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