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Chris Hedges of TruthDig Suing Barack Obama And Leon Panetta Over NDAA

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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 12:58 PM
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Chris Hedges of TruthDig Suing Barack Obama And Leon Panetta Over NDAA
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Posted on Jan 16, 2012
By Chris Hedges


Attorneys Carl J. Mayer and Bruce I. Afran filed a complaint Friday in the Southern U.S. District Court in New York City on my behalf as a plaintiff against Barack Obama and Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta to challenge the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force as embedded in the latest version of the National Defense Authorization Act, signed by the president Dec. 31.

The act authorizes the military in Title X, Subtitle D, entitled “Counter-Terrorism,” for the first time in more than 200 years, to carry out domestic policing. With this bill, which will take effect March 3, the military can indefinitely detain without trial any U.S. citizen deemed to be a terrorist or an accessory to terrorism. And suspects can be shipped by the military to our offshore penal colony in Guantanamo Bay and kept there until “the end of hostilities.” It is a catastrophic blow to civil liberties.
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The article outlines his reasoning behind the lawsuit and also provides the text of his legal complaint as well as the text of the NDAA.

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posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 01:05 PM
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Bravo to Chris Hedges. This should be a class action suit with a couple hundred million american citizens joining the suit!

Good post, this topic needs exposure and discussion.



posted on Jan, 16 2012 @ 01:07 PM
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