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“Ironically, however, the enactment of this new 2018 AUMF could both enshrine the president’s unlimited power to wage war and also provide the president with a basis for indefinitely detaining US citizens in military custody without criminal charges.

If this bill were to pass, it would imperil our right to speak out and challenge whatever military adventures the president decides to undertake.”

Will Congress Authorize Indefinite Detention of Americans?

S.J.Res.59 is a blank check for presidential powers.