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 [...]

Government Accepts Bradley Manning’s Plea to Lesser Offense Related to Disclosure of Diplomatic Cable

By: Tuesday May 21, 2013 1:25 pm

The government had previously indicated it would present all evidence related to all charges, regardless of the fact that Pfc. Bradley Manning pled guilty to some of the offenses he faced. But, in military court today, a military prosecutor informed the judge that the government would not be making a case that Manning committed the [...]

Jónsdóttir: If Bradley Manning Had Leaked State Secrets in Iceland, He’d Have Been a Hero

By: Tuesday April 9, 2013 10:29 am

Icelandic parliamentarian Birgitta Jonsdottir, who has been a target of the United States’ government’s wide investigation into WikiLeaks, visited the US to show her support for Pfc. Bradley Manning. She was involved in the release of the “Collateral Murder” video of a 2007 Apache helicopter attack in Baghdad, Iraq, that was released just over three [...]

Permanent Injunction Against Indefinite Military Detention in NDAA Issued by Federal Judge

By: Thursday September 13, 2012 10:16 am

UPDATE: Less than twenty-four hours later, as expected, Obama Justice Department files appeal to federal judge’s ruling. Original Post A federal judge issued a ruling on September 12 that permanently enjoined a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that was signed by President Barack Obama codifying indefinite military detention into United State law [...]

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 [...]

Stupefied by Bradley Manning’s Nobel Peace Prize Nomination

By: Wednesday February 8, 2012 4:21 pm

A group of Icelandic parliamentarians have moved to nominate the soldier alleged to have released classified information to WikiLeaks, Pfc. Bradley Manning, for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is being nominated because the parliamentarians do not think blowing the whistle on war crimes should be criminalized. They also doubt Manning will receive a fair trial [...]

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