There has been a major victory in the battle against the unconstitutional National Defense Authorization Act. We’ve maintained here at Blippitt for a long time that the NDAA is unconstitutional, and now a federal judge agrees!
A preliminary ruling has found NDAA likely to be unconstitutional, striking down the infinite detention provision and prohibiting its enforcement pending a final ruling.
A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late last night blocking provisions of the 2012 NDAA that allow the federal government to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism, including American citizens.
Under the law, the government has the power to detain U.S. citizens, WITHOUT ever filing charges against the detainee based merely on accusations that don’t need to be substantiated with any kind of evidence.
Recently, several journalists filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration for using the NDAA to silence their critical reporting on the U.S. government.
Those journalists just won a monumental victory before U.S. federal district judge Katherine Forrest, who broke with a long tradition of siding with the government.
Her ruling found that the journalists’ First Amendment rights to Freedom of Speech and Freedom of the Press were indeed being violated by the NDAA.
The courts have issued a temporary injunction against the National Defense Authorization Act.
The ruling also found that the “infinite detention” provision of the NDAA most likely violates the Fifth Amendment Right to due process, which includes the right to a lawyer and a trial to defend yourself against any allegations made against you.
To call this a win for the citizens of the United States of America would be an huge understatement!
More in the video below.
- US judge blocks indefinite detention of Americans (rt.com)
- NDAA 2013 Headed to Full House; Smith/Amash Amendment Offered (revolutioninmedia.com)
- ACTION ALERT: NC to Vote on anti-NDAA Resolution (rubinoworld.com)