What makes our NDAA lawsuit a struggle to save the US constitutionSubmitted by richybear on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 12:31
Activist and reporter Tangerine Bolen, a plaintiff in the case against the NDAA.
Obama's lawyers defending the NDAA's section 1021 affirm our worst fears about its threat to our liberty.
"I am one of the lead plaintiffs in the civil lawsuit against the National Defense Authorization Act, which gives the president the power to hold any US citizen anywhere for as long as he wants, without charge or trial.
In a May hearing, Judge Katherine Forrest issued an injunction against it; this week, in a final hearing in New York City, US government lawyers asserted even more extreme powers – the right to disregard entirely the judge and the law. On Monday 6 August, Obama's lawyers filed an appeal to the injunction – a profoundly important development that, as of this writing, has been scarcely reported."