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, [...]

Federal Judge’s Injunction Finds NDAA Is Worse Than Material Support Law

By: Thursday May 17, 2012 11:52 am

(update below) Activists and journalists who brought a lawsuit against a Homeland Battlefield Act provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) passed in Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last December are celebrating this morning as a federal judge ruled yesterday that the provision likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of the [...]

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 [...]

NDAA Lawsuit: Press Conference & Occupy Wall Street Action (VIDEO)

By: Thursday March 29, 2012 2:47 pm

Free live streaming by Ustream Live streaming by Ustream 3:58 PM EST Via @TimCast, here is a photo of a “small” march in support of the lawsuit— 3:39 PM EST Check back here for any additional developments in the NDAA lawsuit today. I’ll post a few updates on the OWS action that is unfolding this [...]

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 [...]

Live Blog: Senate Committee Hearing on Freedom of Information Act

By: Tuesday March 13, 2012 9:36 am

12:22 PM EST In case I do not get around to posting a formal story on Ensminger’s remarks here is what Ensminger said that was of tremendous importance and had to do with extreme secrecy encountered in trying to expose the truth on water contamination at Camp Lejeune. He talked about watching his daughter die [...]

Torture Memo Author Testifies Against Legislation Banning Indefinite Detention of Americans

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 2:38 pm

A hearing on a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that grants the military the authority to indefinitely detain US citizens without charge or trial was held by the Senate Judiciary Committee this morning. The hearing was on legislation proposed by Sen. Dianne Feinstein that would clarify that no authority permits the indefinite [...]

Senate Committee Holds Hearing on NDAA’s Codification of Indefinite Detention of Americans into Law

By: Wednesday February 29, 2012 10:03 am

***FULL REPORT ON THE HEARING – “Torture Memo Author Testifies Against Banning Indefinite Detention of Americans” *** 11:52 AM ET Feinstein doesn’t really answer Bradbury. She has to be somewhere and hearing is adjourned. I’ll get up a short report on key exchanges. 11:49 AM ET Bradbury says “We’ve been lucky.” He notes failed attacks [...]

Occupy Wall Street Condemns the NDAA

By: Tuesday January 3, 2012 12:54 pm

Occupy Wall Street held a press conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve. The press conference was organized to condemn the bill, which grants the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial. The press conference was held in front of [...]

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