Missouri to deny unlawful detention of U.S. Citizens under National Defense Authorization Act

Bill: HB57 (PDF)

Sponsored by Reps Fitzpatrick, Miller and Curtman, HB57 would deny the the illegal detention of U.S. citizens and suspension of habeas corpus prescribed by the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). HB 57 states that “no state agency, political subdivision, employee of such state agency or political subdivision acting in his or her official capacity, or member of the Missouri National Guard on official state duty, shall knowingly aid an agency of the armed forces of the United States in the detention of any citizen pursuant to 50 U.S.C. Section 1541 as provided by the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012.” Missouri HB57 is based on the Virginia anti-unlawful-detention law (Va. Acts of Assembly Chapter 792) passed in 2012.

Also: “Missouri Bill Would Nullify NDAA ‘Indefinite Detention’ of U.S. Citizens”

“Obama in federal court seeking power to detain U.S. citizens without due process”