Obstructing the Transfer of Detainees to Federal Criminal Courts

Senate Roll Call No. 347
111th Congress, 1st Session

Agreed to: 57-43 (see complete tally)
On November 17, 2009, the Senate voted to table, thus defeating, an amendment offered by Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) to the FY 2010 Military Construction, Veterans' Affairs, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 3082) by a vote of 57-43. The Inhofe Amendment would have prohibited the Department of Defense from using funds under the bill to modify or construct any facilities in the U.S. to hold any of the Guantanamo detainees, including any detainees charged, tried or convicted in Article III federal criminal courts. The ACLU opposed the Inhofe Amendment because it would have set a dangerous precedent in restricting the ability of the U.S. to prosecute suspected terrorists in federal courts in a manner that comports with human rights standards and the rule of law.

Vote Map: Senate Roll Call No. 347
Votes For : 57
Votes Against : 43