Wednesday, December 05, 2007

S. 1943 Anti-torture Bill: How's It Coming Along?

S. 1943 is a bill to establish uniform standards for interrogation techniques applicable to individuals under the custody or physical control of the United States Government. This Bill is sponsored by Sen. Ted Kennedy and according to, has no cosponsors. The Bill basically says that no one shall be subject to any treatment or technique of interrogation not authorized by sections 5-50 through 5-99 of the United States Army Field Manual on Human Intelligence Collector Operations.

How is the Bill coming along in the US Senate? It was introduced on August 2nd, 2007. It's been refered to the Judiciary Comm. and as far as I can tell, there it sits. Aug 2, 2007: Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. The Judiciary Comm. has a lot on it's plate, unfortunately S. 1943 may not be as important as S. 2046 "Text a tip act" or S. 1989 the "Pigford Claims Remedy Act".

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