[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJ27tWwqZEA&w=560&h=315]

Published on May 17, 2012 by 

DemocracyNow.org – In a rare move, a federal judge has struck down part of a controversial law signed by President Obama that gave the government the power to indefinitely detain anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial — including U.S. citizens. Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York ruled the indefinite detention provision of the National Defense Authorization Act likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of U.S. citizens.

We speak with Chris Hedges, a journalist who filed the suit challenging the NDAA along with six others, and Bruce Afran, the group’s attorney. “This is another window into the steady assault against civil liberties,” Hedges says. “What makes [the ruling] so monumental is that finally, we have a federal judge who stands up for the rule of law.”

To watch the complete daily, independent news hour, read the transcript, download the podcast, and for more information, visithttp://www.democracynow.org/

Join Us!  Subscribe to WAMMToday from our blog website and “Follow” us.  riseuptimes.wordpress.com.   To sign up for WAMMToday’s weekly summary of posts, email wammmedia@gmail.com with Weekly Summary in the subject line.

WAMMToday is now on Facebook!   Check the WAMMToday page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our page today.  

NEW! For the TC Events Calendar and the Actions and Action Alerts click on the tab at the top of the page and click on the item of interest to view.

Loading
Donate
By Published On: May 18th, 2012Comments Off on Democracy Now!> Journalist, Plaintiff Chris Hedges Hails “Monumental” Ruling on NDAA Indefinite Detention

Share This Story, Choose Your Platform!

Subscribe via email
Enter your email address to follow Rise Up Times and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 3,899 other followers

Loading

VIDEO: Militarism, Climate Chaos, and the Environment

BLACK LIVES MATTER

Archive

Categories