Justice Department Reportedly Asks Congress for Indefinite Detention Powers To Fight Coronavirus

March 30, 2020 in News by RBN Staff


Source: Reason

Congress should loudly and unanimously reject this insanity.

venient excuse to ask for things it already wanted in the first place.

“Congress must loudly reply ‘NO,'” wrote Rep. Justin Amash on Twitter.

Justin Amash


Congress must loudly reply NO.

“The Justice Department has quietly asked Congress for the ability to ask chief judges to detain people indefinitely without trial during emergencies.” https://www.politico.com/news/2020/03/21/doj-coronavirus-emergency-powers-140023 

DOJ seeks new emergency powers amid coronavirus pandemic

One of the requests to Congress would allow the department to petition a judge to indefinitely detain someone during an emergency.


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If you think that those powers, once granted by Congress, would be used only in temporary or emergency situations—well, I have a 2001 Authorization on the Use of Military Force to sell you.