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Republican senators working on detainee treatment legislation

[JURIST] Two Republican senators proposed legislation Monday dealing with the detention of terrorism suspects at Guantanamo [JURIST news archive]. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) [official website] introduced an amendment to a pending defense bill that would officially authorize the government to hold prisoners at Guantanamo. Graham expressed concern about federal courts [Washington Times report] interfering with the process, although the most recent Guantanamo ruling upheld military tribunals [JURIST report] for those detained. John McCain (R-AZ) [official website] proposed an amendment that would address treatment of prisoners and interrogation practices. Vice President Dick Cheney is leading a White House effort to block the amendments [New York Times report], objecting to any Congressional involvement. AP has more.

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