CA Says No Way To NDAA Indefinite DetentionSubmitted by McWilly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 14:32
I know it’s wrong to rhyme a headline, but sometimes it just feels so right. Especially when my current state of residence, California, has stepped up and done something good for a change.
Yesterday Governor Jerry Brown signed into law AB-351, “The California Liberty Preservation Act,” which nullifies the indefinite detention provision in the federal bill as well as nullifying any federal law that could be enacted impacting the right to habeas corpus in the state.
California is only the 3rd state to nullify the indefinite detention provision in the NDAA, but hopefully it will serve as an example to others and an encouragement to erase a shameful and unforgivable attack on American liberty. The two additional states to step forward as beacons of liberty with confirmed laws against detention are Virginia and Alaska respectively. Michigan and South Carolina have bills passed in one or more houses, and other states in which a bill has been introduced in the state senate or house for debate include Washington, Pennsylvania, Kansas and Massachusetts.
The status of these bills and any additional legislation taken against the NDAA can be tracked at via Tenth Amendment Center’s website.
The full text of the bill is linked below for your perusal.