Bob Unruh’s article discusses the tragedy of the U.S. Supreme Court denial of Chris Hedges’ petition for certiorari challenging the constitutionality of National Defense Authorization Act of 2012. NDAA 2012 allows the U.S. military to arrest and detain, without charges, counsel, or trial, anyone thought by the government to be a threat based on vague standards.
Attempting to deflect public wrath, those Republicans and Democrats in Congress who passed the law, and the Obama Administration which wanted it, have changed their public position repeatedly as to how the law would apply to American citizens. Of course, when legislators want to make a law clear, they know how to do it. When they try to make it murky, that too is on purpose.
By the morning after this article was posted, it generated 457 comments, showing the depth of the opposition to this terrible law.
The article mentions only the most recent of our amicus briefs challenging NDAA, but we actually filed three such briefs against this dangerous law.
4/16/12 we filed the only amicus brief in support of the injunction in U.S. District Court.
12/17/12 We filed a brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
1/23/14 We filed a brief supporting the petition for certiorari in the U.S. Supreme Court.