Filibuster Threat Over, Sens. Move On With Defense Bill

Law360, New York (November 30, 2012, 11:09 PM EST) -- The Senate continued Friday to prepare the National Defense Authorization Act for a full vote next week, after a Thursday night amendment limited the law's rubber-stamping of military detentions for U.S. citizens and ended a filibuster threat by Sen. Rand Paul and others.

The Senate added another amendment Friday, incorporating a bill by Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., to impose more sanctions on Iran. Meanwhile, it rejected two others that would have given the Department of Defense more flexibility in choosing the size of its civilian and...
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