Category Archives: NDAA

Obama Signs NDAA on New Years Eve

President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 into law last night, New Year’s Eve. As previously covered by APN, the NDAA contains controversial provisions regarding the detention of US citizens suspected of “belligerent acts.” Legislation is currently pending in the US House and US Senate to clarify that indefinite detention provisions do not apply to US citizens.

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(IPS) Defense Act Provides for Indefinite Detention of US Citizens

This article first appeared on the Inter-Press Service Website at: ATLANTA, Georgia, Dec 30, 2011 (IPS) – Civil liberties groups and many citizen activists are outraged over language in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2011 (NDAA) that appears to lay the legal groundwork for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial. David Gespass, president of the National Lawyers Guild, […]

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