Bill Olson was interviewed by Steve Malzberg today on NewsmaxTV about the U.S. Supreme Court’s denial of the petition for certiorari filed in Hedges v. Obama. Our firm filed three amicus briefs in the Hedges case, one in district court, one in the court of appeals, and one in the U.S. Supreme Court. The Supreme Court’s refusal to review the Second Circuit’s opinion leaves standing Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 authorizing the U.S. Military to arrest and indefinitely detain American Citizens without charges, without an attorney, and without trial. (Note: Newsmax used the wrong photo on screen for the interview.)
Interestingly, this critical “non-decision” by the U.S. Supreme Court received almost no attention from the mainstream media. This tragic court order denying review is not neutral, leaving in place much of the groundwork for a totalitarian state. This important story was better covered by RT (formerly, Russia Today).
From the opposite side of the political spectrum, we stand with Chris Hedges who, anticipating this denial of the petition, declared: “If we fail, if this law stands, if in the years ahead the military starts to randomly seize and disappear people, if dissidents and activists become subject to indefinite and secret detention in military gulags, we will at least be able to look back on this moment and know we fought back.”