The final version of the much-amended resolution notes that “there is disagreement about the impacts of Sections 1021 and 1022″ and, in opposition to the assumption of power to deny due process to American citizens, affirms the constitutional right to “due process and a speedy trial.
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 resolution “reaffirms our rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Utah Constitution, 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.
After passing unanimously through both chambers, the resolution now heads to Governor Herbert’s desk for a signature.
Connor Boyack is president of Libertas Institute. He is the author of Latter-day Liberty: A Gospel Approach to Government and Politics and Latter-day Responsibility: Choosing Liberty Through Personal Accountability.
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