Supreme Court Refuses to Uphold the Constitution: Allows Indefinite Detention

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  1. poncho

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    “We Are No Longer a Nation Ruled By Laws”

    Pulitzer prize winning reporter Chris Hedges – along with journalist Naomi Wolf, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, activist Tangerine Bolen and others – sued the government to join the NDAA’s allowance of the indefinite detention of Americans.

    The trial judge in the case asked the government attorneys 5 times whether journalists like Hedges could be indefinitely detained simply for interviewing and then writing about bad guys.

    The government refused to promise that journalists like Hedges won’t be thrown in a dungeon for the rest of their lives without any right to talk to a judge.

    The trial judge ruled that the indefinite detention bill was unconstitutional, holding:

    This Court rejects the government’s suggestion that American citizens can be placed in military detention indefinitely, for acts they could not predict might subject them to detention.

    But the court of appeal overturned that decision, based upon the assumption that limited the NDAA to non-U.S. citizens:

    Read More At: http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2014/04/ndaa.html
     
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    We knew this day was coming.

    I'm sure the first guy to go down makes their decision appear to be justified, but eventually that law will be used to persecute Constitutionalists, and Evangelicals.
     
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    According to the government's (aka "Usurper's R Us") own documents we are the biggest threat to "national security". That's why they want to spy on us all, disarm us all and outlaw any form of speech that exposes and opposes their global criminal enterprise.
     
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    Hedges hasn't been arrested, hasn't been detained, hasn't even been threatened with indefinite confinement. He is not a U.S. citizen, and neither is the spokeswoman for the spy agency WikiLeaks. They have no standing before the court because they are not citizens of the U.S., and therefore cannot sue in a U.S. court for an eventuality that has not yet occurred. This is more bogus nonsense from our resident-Marxist-claiming-title-as-patriot, the OP.
     
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    No standing, no suit. Pretty simple really.
     

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