Comment: Just to warn everyone, there is some

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Just to warn everyone, there is some

controversy over this amendment.

Graham and Levin, who are supporters of indefinite detention, made the argument that the AUMF authorizes indefinite detention based on their interpretation of the Hamdi case.

Since this amendment has a clause that says, "unless an Act of Congress expressly authorizes such detention", they believe that the AUMF is an Act of Congress that authorizes indefinite detention.

This is why Levin, Graham and McCain voted for the amendment.