Press release: “Today, the U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed the Military Extraterritorial Jurisdiction Act (MEJA – H.R. 2740) Expansion and Enforcement Act of 2007, despite the Bush Administration’s opposition, with a vote of 389-30. The bill, which passed through the House Judiciary Committee in August, makes private contractors working in combat zones like Iraq and Afghanistan subject to prosecution for wrongdoing in U.S. courts.”
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