COLUMBIA, SC (February 05, 2013) - Senator Shane Martin chaired the Judiciary Subcommittee on S.92 - the NDAA Nullification Bill. This bill was sponsored by Senator Tom Davis (R-Beaufort). Sen. Davis explained his bill very well and how it would protect all SC citizens and wasn't a partisan issue. It is to protect us from the President delcaring a SC citizen as being a terrorist and held without a trial. This would eliminate a SC citizen's right to due process. The passage of S.92 protects a SC citizen's right to due process. The Adjutant General of SC testified and took no position on the bill other than he asked us to clarify the dual role of SC National Guardsmen. Sen. Brad Hutto (D-Orangburg) offered an amendment to address these concerns. The committee adopted the amendment. A private citizen testified and begged the committee to protect his individual rights and liberties granted to him under the Constitution. He was very passionate and said he would be just as passionate if a Republican was in office.
Senator Corbin and Senator Shane Martin voted yes to send this bill to the full Judiciary Committee. Unfortunately, some Repbulicans joined with Democrats to carry this bill over. Hopefully next week those Republicans will realize the necessity of this bill and vote to pass it on to the full Senate.