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The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

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-- transporting them to intelligence officials for more interrogation;


-- determining who may be a "high-value detainee (HVD);"


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-- further interrogating those individuals by a "High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HVIG)....utiliz(ing) military and intelligence personnel, and Federal, State, and local law enforcement personnel....;"


-- having HVIGs submit their determination to the Defense Secretary and Attorney General after consulting with the Directors of National Intelligence, FBI, and CIA. "The Secretary of Defense and Attorney General (will then) make a final determination and report (it) to the President and the appropriate committees of Congress. In the case of any disagreement between the Secretary of Defense and the Attorney General, the President will make the determination;"

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-- designating seized individuals "unprivileged enemy belligerent(s);"


-- denying them Miranda rights:


-- deciding on a "Final (status) Determination" within 48 hours, "to the extent practicable;"

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-- letting the President establish HVD interrogation group operations and activities, including whether detainees "meet the criteria for treatment as a high-value detainee for purposes of interrogation....," including the potential threat held individuals pose:


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