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S.1285 Detainee Photographic Records Protection Act of 2009, 111th Congress

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  • Latest Action: Jun 18, 2009 Received in the House.

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  • 61% of users support S.1285

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    OpenCongress Bill Summary

    • This is a stand-alone version of the Lieberman-Graham amendment from Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental to block the public disclosed of any detainee torture photos, even if the Freedom of Information Act compelled their disclosure. The amendment was stripped from the supplemental by the House-Senate conference committee, but this stand-alone version passed the Senate without amendment by unanimous consent on June 17. The text of this bill is exactly the same as the version that was included in the supplemental.

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      Here's a summary from OpenCongress.org: This is a stand-alone version of the Lieberman-Graham amendment from Iraq/Afghanistan supplemental to block the public disclosed of any detainee torture photos, even if the Freedom of Information Act compelled their disclosure. The amendment was stripped from the supplemental by the House-Senate conference committee, but this stand-alone version passed the Senate without amendment by unanimous consent on June 17. The text of this bill is exactly the same as the version that was included in the supplemental.

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    • On June 19, 2009, by AbePena - considering the internation issue, and reviews of campus discussions, the photos should nd must be released to re-establish a higher standard for the US. As of now they are demonstrating the fact that the Feds are not listening to the people and also breaking their own rules. It is also detriment that they be released to document that the agencies involved are not complying with internation rules, nor are they following their own training manuals. Thus, the supervisors have to be sanctioned, and the agencies need to be audited by the congress. According to legal-teams the only reason for the non-release is the disclosure issue of Not officially admitting fault, which is the ruling of Bush' executive order. But in that order it does state the rule-of-law clause. Which means that the president never had the right to keep from prosecution, the people involved. The photos are needed to move on with this trial. Although it will by past cases become a grand jury.

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      As noted by AbePena, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 19, 2009, "considering the internation issue, and reviews of campus discussions, the photos should nd must be released to re-establish a higher standard for the US. As of now they are demonstrating the fact that the Feds are not listening to the people and also breaking their own rules. It is also detriment that they be released to document that the agencies involved are not complying with internation rules, nor are they following their own training manuals. Thus, the supervisors have to be sanctioned, and the agencies need to be audited by the congress. According to legal-teams the only reason for the non-release is the disclosure issue of Not officially admitting fault, which is the ruling of Bush' executive order. But in that order it does state the rule-of-law clause. Which means that the president never had the right to keep from prosecution, the people involved. The photos are needed to move on with this trial. Although it will by past cases become a grand jury."
    • On June 24, 2009, by wamplers - I SAY TO THIS BILL, BOOO!!!! This is unacceptable. Crimes must be exposed. Do not cover up the crimes of your friends senators! We must hold the highest standard of law for the entire world. No corruption. I say again Boooo!!! to this bill

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      As noted by wamplers, a user on OpenCongress.org, on June 24, 2009, "I SAY TO THIS BILL, BOOO!!!! This is unacceptable. Crimes must be exposed. Do not cover up the crimes of your friends senators! We must hold the highest standard of law for the entire world. No corruption. I say again Boooo!!! to this bill"
    • On November 03, 2009, by brking - regardless of anyone opinion on torture, these photos should be reveled so that history can judge. it also doesn't look good to cover-up them up like their might be some picture that show more than water boarding? this isn't a very democratic move, i mean censorship isn't very democratic, and might no be constitutional we will see how the court rule on this one.

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      As noted by brking, a user on OpenCongress.org, on November 03, 2009, "regardless of anyone opinion on torture, these photos should be reveled so that history can judge. it also doesn't look good to cover-up them up like their might be some picture that show more than water boarding? this isn't a very democratic move, i mean censorship isn't very democratic, and might no be constitutional we will see how the court rule on this one. "

    Highly Rated Blog Articles

    • S.1285 - OpenCongress - June 27, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.1285 - Hybrid and Electric Trucks and Infrastructure Act. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the credit for new qualified hybrid motor vehicles, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on June 27, 2011, "S.1285 - Hybrid and Electric Trucks and Infrastructure Act. A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to extend and modify the credit for new qualified hybrid motor vehicles, and for other purposes. view all titles (2) ..." (http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s1285/show)
    • Kalima » von der konservativen Restauration zum Massengrab – nach ... - October 12, 2010 by Kalima - in: Third World Quarterly 26/8, S. 1285 – 1301. Bayat, A. (2007). Making Islam democratic: Social movements and the post-islamist turn. Dabashi, H. (2007). Iran. A people interrupted. Ehteshami, A. & M. Zweiri (2007). ...

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      As noted by Kalima on October 12, 2010, "in: Third World Quarterly 26/8, S. 1285 – 1301. Bayat, A. (2007). Making Islam democratic: Social movements and the post-islamist turn. Dabashi, H. (2007). Iran. A people interrupted. Ehteshami, A. & M. Zweiri (2007). ..." (http://daeva.blogsport.eu/2010/10/13/konservative-restauration-massengrab/)
    • LarpWiki: WaffenRechtFeuerWaffen - October 10, 2010 by LarpWiki - I S. 1285) in der zum Zeitpunkt des Inkrafttretens dieses Gesetzes geltenden Fassung oder ein durch Rechtsverordnung nach § 25 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 Buchstabe c bestimmtes Zeichen tragen;" (Waffengesetz; Anhang 2, Abschnitt 1, Unterabschnitt 2, ...

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      As noted by LarpWiki on October 10, 2010, "I S. 1285) in der zum Zeitpunkt des Inkrafttretens dieses Gesetzes geltenden Fassung oder ein durch Rechtsverordnung nach § 25 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 Buchstabe c bestimmtes Zeichen tragen;" (Waffengesetz; Anhang 2, Abschnitt 1, Unterabschnitt 2, ..." (http://www.larpwiki.de/cgi-bin/wiki.pl?WaffenRechtFeuerWaffen)

    Highly Rated News Articles

    • Senate Approves Ban on Release of 'Torture Photos' - June 18, 2009 by Fox News - The Senate on Wednesday night quietly passed a ban on the release of any photos that allegedly depict detainee abuse.

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      As noted by Fox News on June 18, 2009, "The Senate on Wednesday night quietly passed a ban on the release of any photos that allegedly depict detainee abuse." (http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/06/18/senate-approves-ban-release-torture-photos/)
    • Senate OKs block of alleged abuse photos - June 18, 2009 by CNN - The Senate passed by unanimous consent Wednesday a bill that would prevent the release of controversial photos of alleged U.S. abuse of prisoners and detainees.

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      As noted by CNN on June 18, 2009, "The Senate passed by unanimous consent Wednesday a bill that would prevent the release of controversial photos of alleged U.S. abuse of prisoners and detainees." (http://www.cnn.com/2009/POLITICS/06/17/detainee.photos/)
    • House Meets At... 10:00 am: Legislative Business - June 17, 2009 by Congress Matters - It's not, but Joe's happy enough, having seen a free-standing bill (S. 1285) to effect the coverup pass the Senate by unanimous consent yesterday.

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      As noted by Congress Matters on June 17, 2009, "It's not, but Joe's happy enough, having seen a free-standing bill (S. 1285) to effect the coverup pass the Senate by unanimous consent yesterday." (http://www.congressmatters.com/story/2009/6/18/1143/-Today-in-Congress)
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