The National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 gives the President of the United States of America the power to arrest, detain and try American citizens in secret tribunals with no access to an attorney and with no regard for fundamental American rights that form the very foundation of our nation.
A federal judge found this law UnConstitutional, this judge had apparently read the United States Constitution. The current President of the United States, allegedly a Constitutional scholar objects to this judge’s interpretation of that little thing called the Constitution and has appealed her.
The decision will mark a dramatic moment in US history.
And Mainstream media is ignoring the issue entirely.
Why do I have to rely upon foreign news sources to get information about what’s happening here in this land? From UK Guardian:
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.
In the earlier March hearing, US government lawyers had confirmed that, yes, the NDAA does give the president the power to lock up people like journalist Chris Hedges and peaceful activists like myself and other plaintiffs. Government attorneys stated on record that even war correspondents could be locked up indefinitely under the NDAA.