Federal Appeals Court Restores US Government’s Indefinite Detention Power Previously Blocked by Judge

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 3:29 pm

A court order enjoining the United State government from using a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act has been overturned by a federal appeals court. The injunction issued by Judge Katherine B. Forrest was against Section 1021. That section authorized the President to “use all necessary and appropriate force pursuant to the Authorization [...]

Only a Few Reporters Have Bothered to Truly Confront Secrecy in Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Monday March 25, 2013 11:01 am

Just over one year ago, the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR) sent a letter to the military judge presiding over Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial that decried the “lack of openness” in proceedings. It condemned the fact that “documents and information filed in the case” were “not available to the public anywhere.” It complained about [...]

A Shame There Aren’t More Journalists Covering Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Saturday March 16, 2013 11:50 am

Every time that there has been a hearing at Fort Meade, Maryland, I have made arrangements to attend and cover Pfc. Bradley Manning’s court martial proceedings. That involves flying from Chicago to Washington, DC, renting a car and then driving from the DC area every morning to the military base, where pretrial hearings have been [...]

Independent Journalists Lead Way in Covering and Bringing Transparency to Bradley Manning’s Court Martial

By: Monday March 4, 2013 11:40 am

Whenever members of the US media have heard Pfc. Bradley Manning is about to testify or make some kind of statement in military court at Fort Meade, where his court martial is taking place, the press pool has ballooned. Suddenly, many media organizations want to cover pretrial proceedings in this historic case. This happened again [...]

Government Heightens Fears of Those Pushing NDAA Lawsuit

By: Thursday August 2, 2012 1:25 pm

Plaintiffs, who won a preliminary injunction in May against a provision of the Homeland Battlefield Act or the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), are pushing for a permanent injunction to this provision of the NDAA. Citing recent statements made by the United States government that it made in a filed brief to a federal court, [...]

How Does a ‘Common Citizen’ Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?

By: Friday March 30, 2012 12:56 pm

At the start of the first hearing on a lawsuit challenging the Homeland Battlefield Act, a federal judge appeared to be “extremely skeptical” that those pursuing the challenge had grounds to sue the US government. However, by the end of the hearing, the judge acknowledged plaintiffs had made some strong arguments on why there was [...]

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