(April 11, 2012) Gov. Bob McDonnell has agreed to an amended version of a bill from Del. Robert G. Marshall, R-Prince William, that would prevent any state employee or member of the military of Virginia from participating in the detention of U.S. citizens without trial.
Marshall said he was pleased with the result.
“I hope the folks in Washington understand that they’ve crossed the line,” he said, calling the bill “a definitive statement by the governor and legislature of Virginia that we’re not going to participate in activities that led to the illegal, unjustified and unconstitutional detentions of American citizens of Japanese descent during World War II.”
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