NDAA: We Won’t Stop Fighting This by Chris Hedges

Posted: September 17, 2012 in Human Rights, News, USA, Western Censored News
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by Chris Hedges
Featured Writer
Dandelion Salad
Truthdig
September 17, 2012

In January I sued President Barack Obama over Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which authorized the military to detain U.S. citizens indefinitely, strip them of due process and hold them in military facilities, including offshore penal colonies. Last week, round one in the battle to strike down the onerous provision, one that saw me joined by six other plaintiffs including Noam Chomsky and Daniel Ellsberg, ended in an unqualified victory for the public. U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest, who accepted every one of our challenges to the law, made her temporary injunction of the section permanent. In short, she declared the law unconstitutional.

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