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Is the NDAA lawsuit headed to the Supreme Court?


By lostand confused   Follow   Sat, 9 Feb 2013, 2:01pm PST   1,143 views   14 comments
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http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-02-08/guest-post-ndaa-lawsuit-headed-supreme-court

Basically, Section 1021 of the NDAA allows for the indefinite detention of American citizens without charges or a trial.  Journalist Chris Hedges and several others sued Obama on the grounds of it being unconstitutional.  Judge Katherine Forrest agreed and issued an injunction on it.  This was immediately appealed by the Obama Administration to a higher court, which promptly issued a temporary stay on the injunction. Yesterday, oral arguments began in front of this aforementioned higher court; the 2nd Circuit.  As Chris Hedges states in the interview below, if they win the case then it will likely be brought in front...

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Quigley   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 12:29am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (3)   Dislike (1)     Comment 1

It's things like this that get absolutely No air time from any media outlet, right or left. It's here that we win or lose as a nation. This is a struggle for the soul of our country and it is occurring in total silence.

lostand confused   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 2:59am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 2

Well, all that about the repubs might be true, but it was Obama that signed it again . Now, as the guy in the original video from the Zerohedge article said, Obama is a constitutional scholar, he should know better?

I am disgusted with the dems on this-now I was already disgusted with the repubs on this issue, but now am disgusted with both. Like they say, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. The President of the United States has the power to whisk you away and hold you indefnitely without trial and nary a peep from any of the major "news" sources. This is scary territory for the US.

mell   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 3:11am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 3

KarlRoveIsScum says

Yes Obama signed it. Obama had no choice at the time, except to veto the entire defense bill. This is what the REPUKES were counting on.

Yes subsequently Obama has defended this in court like any President who has been given powers before him.

Your outrage should start and end with the people who jammed this into the defense bill, I posted the videos for you to understand WHO DID IT!

Call the waaahhhhmbulance!! The republicans did it! Wah wah! If he had one inch of spine he would have vetoed the entire bill.

mell   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 3:19am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 4

KarlRoveIsScum says

and the defense spending bill would have been dead in the water!

This is what "hope" and "change" is all about (and has been done before by other presidents). Now keep worshipping more of the same.

mell   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 3:33am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 5

I never said he inserted it into the bill, but he signed it into law. Yes, and fuck Graham and McCain (and most of the rest of the republican party) too.

iwog   Sun, 10 Feb 2013, 3:35am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 6

Republicans are really REALLY pissed that Obama has executed 10 times more Al Qaeda terrorists than Bush.

They must put a stop to it any way possible.

CaptainShuddup   Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 4:46am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 7

IDDQD says

If you have anything else to say after I destroyed your argument

An obligatory Shit Bow.

MMR   Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 2:30pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 8

John Mccain is a RINO........not a real conservative.....get a clue chucklehead

MMR   Mon, 11 Feb 2013, 2:31pm PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike (1)     Comment 9

Also....last time I checked....it was bammy who signed the ndaa into law....nice distortion of facts 'religious atheist'

Robert Sproul   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 4:11am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (2)   Dislike     Comment 10

iwog says

Obama has created 10 times more Al Qaeda terrorists than Bush.

fixed it for you

Robert Sproul   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 4:28am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 11

Lead plaintiff Chris Hedges is one of my few remaining heroes. Well worth reading any of his books ("Death of the Liberal Class" would be enlightening for many on this forum), his monday column at http://www.truthdig.com and mining his talks on Youtube. They are thrilling in their honest description of the Corporate Coup d'Etat

Robert Sproul   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 4:33am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 12

KarlRoveIsScum says

it's a fix. it was always going to happen, once bush got that ball rolling, nothing was going to stop it from happening.

Dude, I am sympathetic but you should step back and listen to yourself. You are full of excuses.

CaptainShuddup   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 6:16am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like (1)   Dislike     Comment 13

"In History I'll be dead..."

The single most smartest thing Bush ever said.

Robert Sproul   Tue, 12 Feb 2013, 7:16am PST   Share   Quote   Permalink   Like   Dislike     Comment 14

KarlRoveIsScum says

you give too much credit to the office of President

The new Imperial Presidency?
Bush, cemented by Obama, have arrogated to themselves the right to wage war in any country, eavesdrop on and kill American citizens, and contravene international treaties and constitutional law.
As I mentioned above, watch Hedges, here with Moyers, for a start.

This is the Blue Pill, there are no good guys, one side is hideous the other slightly worse.

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