A federal court in New York ruled that the National Defense Authorization Act is UNCONSTITUTIONAL and issued a permanent injunction against the use of that law. The provision would have allowed the military to detain civilians indefinitely and without trial even if they’re accused of certain crimes or even just associated with certain criminals.
Please tell Obama to back off of his support of indefinite detention, and tell your senators to oppose it when it comes up for a vote this fall.
It’s an egregious violation of the Constitution, a disgusting infringement upon our due process rights, and has already had a chilling effect on activists and journalists.
That’s why writer Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Tangerine Bolen, and others sued to block it.
Shockingly, the Obama administration has consistently supported indefinite detention this year — signing it into law in the dark of night on New Year’s Eve and defending it in court. If we don’t do anything, they’ll probably keep fighting to protect this law!