Closing Guantanamo Prison More Difficult After Obama Signs NDAA

By: Thursday January 3, 2013 11:27 am

President Barack Obama signed the intelligence authorization bill—the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Included in the bill were restrictions that would make it harder for his administration to transfer detainees from Guantanamo Bay prison and the Bagram prison in Afghanistan. Human rights groups, which had opposed the restrictions and urged the president to veto the [...]

Court Stays Permanent Injunction Against Indefinite Detention Provision

By: Tuesday October 2, 2012 7:16 pm

(update below) A three-judge motions panel of the US Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit issued a permanent stay against a permanent injunction a federal judge had issued to block a provision of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), signed last year, which granted the military the power to indefinitely detain people suspected [...]

Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of the Homeland Battlefield Act Set to Begin

By: Wednesday March 28, 2012 7:10 pm

Testimony in a lawsuit against the United States government is set to begin tomorrow as multiple individuals challenge the Homeland Battlefield Act in a New York City federal court. The lawsuit is being brought by individuals concerned that the work they engage in could now lead the government to accuse them of being an “associated [...]

Debating Whether It Is Legal to Kill US Citizens Abroad

By: Friday March 9, 2012 5:38 pm

    A policy speech given by Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday asserted the Executive Branch’s supposed legal authority to kill US citizens abroad without charge or trial if they are deemed to pose an “imminent threat” and be “senior operators” of al-Qaeda or a group loosely affiliated to al-Qaeda. The speech has sparked [...]

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