Ohio lawmakers push back against federal terrorism laws

TIFFANY L. PARKS | Daily Reporter
Published: 12/06/2013

A dozen House members have signed on as co-sponsors of a bill that would prevent the state or a political subdivision from assisting the U.S. armed forces in the illegal investigation, prosecution or detention of any person within Ohio who is lawfully present in the country.

House Bill 354, jointly sponsored by Reps. Jim Butler, R-Dayton, and Ron Young, R-Leroy, was crafted in response to a federal law that permits the arrest and imprisonment, without trial, of an American citizen who is alleged to have aided in terrorism.

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