Lawmakers push bill on handling terrorist suspects
In this Oct. 4, 2011, photo, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid meets with reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington. Facing fierce congressional resistance, the administration has accepted restrictions on detention of terror suspects. Last year's defense bill and the omnibus spending bill that Obama and Congress agreed to in April barred the transfer of terror suspects from Guantanamo to the United States, prevented construction or modification of U.S. facilities to house suspects, and required the defense secretary to notify Congress before moving a terror suspect to a foreign country. Now, however, the administration is pushing back by opposing detainee provisions in the latest defense bill. And, citing administration opposition as well as his own reservations, Reid said he would hold up the bill until concerns over the detainee provisions are settled.(AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 8, 2012 5:55:58 PM PST
WASHINGTON (AP) - March 8, 2012 --
In a plea for protecting Americans' constitutional rights, two Democrats pushed ahead Thursday with legislation to ensure access to U.S. courts for terrorist suspects captured on American soil.