Senate Passes $106 Billion War Bill And A Ban of Torture Photos Release
The Senate just passed a supplemental war spending bill for an amount of $106 Billion. Only five Senators voted against the bill with 91 voting in favor.
On Wednesday night, the Senate passed (very quietly) a ban on the release of any photos depicting detainees abuse.
Senator Lindsey Graham and Senator Joe Lieberman threatened a filibuster of the war supplemental spending bill if they did not get a vote on the photos ban.
The Second Circuit Court of appeal recently maintained its ruling concerning the release of the photographs to the ACLU, in response to a lawsuit filed by the organization under the Freedom of Information Act.
The case is now pending a Supreme Court decision to hear it or not.