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Big Win Against NDAA Today!

A federal judge just trumped Congress's unconstitutional indefinite detention of suspected terrorist supporters NDAA statute!!

Federal court enjoins NDAA www.salon.com/2012/05/16/federal_court_enjoins_ndaa/singleton

When contacting your representatives to urge them to SUPPORT the Smith-Amash amendment to the 2013 NDAA you should mention this judicial win. The court said essentially, "Congress, you must now amend the statute." Straight from the judiciary!

The judge concluded with this:

"This Court is acutely aware that preliminarily enjoining an act of Congress must be done with great caution. However, it is the responsibility of our judicial system to protect the public from acts of Congress which infringe upon constitutional rights."

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Let me be the first - Salon vs. Obama - AGAIN

This salon article is a great find - first, for what it is reporting, that the federal judiciary, an Obama appointee no less, sees the NDAA as potentially violating both our 1st and 5th Amendment rights; but secondarily because it would appear that salon is making no attempt to defend Obama's policies. There was no couched speech, here! (I recently posted a comment re another salon article with respect to free speech at DP forum topic "Obama makes it illegal for U.S. citizens to criticize the government of Yemen.") It's showing that AMERICA - right and left - is waking up to what Ron Paul has been saying all along. The Constitution MATTERS.

As you suggest elsewhere, heved, maybe we should pay a little more attention to Glenn Greenwald. Thanks.


When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the Universe.
~ John Muir

Thanks mdefarge!

I appreciate your thoughtfulness