To screams and protests from the American people, Congress overwhelmingly supported passage of the National Defense Authorization Act which, among other things, allowed for the indefinite detention of Americans without charge or trial should they be arrested or held under suspicion of loosely-based definitions for domestic terrorism.
A super-majority 86% of Senators supported the measure, which was signed by President Obama while Americans partied on New Year's Eve December 31, 2011.
Now, under pressure from Senator Rand Paul (R-KY), members of Congress have re-assessed their positions on the amendment which allows the government to snatch up American citizens domestically and hold them in similar fashion to Guantanamo Bay detainees.
Senators who likely failed to read the bill before they found out what was in it back in 2011, have made a U-turn on one of its most controversial provisions...
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