SCR11 “expresses concern” over the indefinite detainment in the NDAA and “urges the United States Congress to clarify, or repeal if found necessary, Sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 NDAA to ensure protection of the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Utah Constitution.”
The resolution also reaffirms the right to due process under both the U.S. and state constitutions.
WHEREAS, the indefinite military detention of a citizen in the United States without charge or trial violates the right to be free from deprivation of life, liberty, or property without due process of law guaranteed by the United States Constitution, Amendment V and Utah Constitution, Article I, Section 14.
The final version of the resolution was not as strongly worded as the bill passed by the House, which expressed “disapproval of” sections 1021 and 1022, included more emphatic language describing the intent of those sections and called for outright repeal. But the compromise resolution was much stronger than the tepid bill first passed by the Senate. (Read about the legislative wrangling HERE.)
Ultimately, lawmakers hammered out differences in a conference committee. The final resolution passed the House 71-0 (with four not voting) and sailed through the Senate 26-0 (with three not voting).Details