Senate Passes Detainee Interrogation Bill

Mary Katharine Ham
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Posted: Sep 28, 2006 10:01 PM

65-34:

...the bill could reach the president's desk by week's end. The House passed nearly identical legislation on Wednesday and was expected to approve the Senate bill on Friday, sending it on to the White House.

The bill would create military commissions to prosecute terrorism suspects. It also would prohibit some of the worst abuses of detainees like mutilation and rape, but grant the president leeway to decide which other interrogation techniques are permissible.

Stop the ACLU has a round-up.

Roll call.