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Tuesday, May 06, 2014

The Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to President Barack Obama's administration by declining to hear a challenge to a law that allows the U.S. military to indefinitely detain people believed to have helped al Qaeda or the Taliban. The high court left intact a July 2013 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that journalists and others who said they could be detained under the law, did not have standing to sue. The provision in question is part of the National Defense Authorization Act, which the U.S. Congress passes annually to authorize programs of the Defense Department.

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It effectively allowed the federal government free reign to put anyone they choose in confinement as long as they want without due process… a serious breach of the U.S. Constitution. The NDAA's indefinite detention clause gives the President extreme powers to detain American citizens… indefinitely.

#1 | Posted by zack991 at 2014-05-06 06:09 AM | Reply | Flag:

Well there's a shocker.

#2 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-06 08:55 AM | Reply | Flag:

Not a surprise because in law, you almost always need to have been damaged to get into court.

#3 | Posted by 88120rob at 2014-05-06 09:12 AM | Reply | Flag:

I could have sworn that in 2008 Obama said he would put a stop to this stuff? I seem to remember his supporters telling everyone after a law abiding constitutional attorney is elected we can finally be proud to be Americans again? Now Obama is fighting for the ability to detain people. It really shows how little he understood about being president while running for the office.

#4 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-05-06 09:38 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Obama said lots of things that were never done.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-06 09:51 AM | Reply | Flag:

Obama said lots of things that were never done.

#5 | Posted by 726 at 2014-05-06 09:51 AM | Reply | Flag

Yeah but, no one thought he would fight for these things in court that are completely opposite of what he said he would do.

#6 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-05-06 10:00 AM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

The world disappoints him.

#7 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-05-06 10:02 AM | Reply | Flag:

I could have sworn that in 2008 Obama said he would put a stop to this stuff?

#4 | Posted by Dalton

Were his lips moving when he said that? If they were, he was feeding the US citizens another load of BS.

#8 | Posted by Sniper at 2014-05-06 12:21 PM | Reply | Flag:

Not a surprise because in law, you almost always need to have been damaged to get into court.

#3 | Posted by 88120rob

I recall hearing that the people who ARE damaged - or imprisoned - over this law can't go to court either, which is the catch 22.

If the law targets you - you are a terrorist suspect and can't sue.
If the law doesn't target you - you have no grounds to sue.

And all to protect american's from a "threat" that kills fewer americans than lightning strikes.

#9 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2014-05-06 12:34 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama's hope and change. We hope. He changes into a neocon.

Righties - he's one of you. Don't blame you for not wanting him either. Just wish you had opposed all this back when it was born under Bush instead of now as it expands under Obama.

#10 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-05-06 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

.... These Floozy Call Girls Deliver Yet Again!

**** US Supreme Court is nothing more than a CHEAP BORDELLO for Wall St and CorpoRat America!

#11 | Posted by AntiCadillac at 2014-05-06 02:04 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

American Gulag. Didn't think I'd see that in my lifetime. The fall of the USSR has taken with our token commitment to civil liberties.

#12 | Posted by snoofy at 2014-05-06 03:02 PM | Reply | Flag:

Obama's hope and change. We hope. He changes into a neocon.

Righties - he's one of you. Don't blame you for not wanting him either. Just wish you had opposed all this back when it was born under Bush instead of now as it expands under Obama.

#10 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-05-06 01:16 PM | Reply | Flag:

Don't confuse neocons with the right. I'm pretty sure you are too smart for that.
When it suits lefties there's a civil war going on in the Republican party. Other times, like you make it sound, the right is a homogeneous neocon monolith.

I didn't vote for Bush either time he ran for president and I haven't been a member of the Republican party since 2004.

You need to own your mistakes and quit blaming Bush. You and all the other lefties starting with Obama and all the way down to the pond scum sucking bottom feeding misfit mongoloid self hating sub human waste of air liberals that post daily on this board.

#13 | Posted by Huguenot at 2014-05-06 07:23 PM | Reply | Flag:

The SC needs to decide this matter. It is cowardice not to.

#14 | Posted by Diablo at 2014-05-06 08:05 PM | Reply | Flag:

Not surprising to me. The us constitution was a dead letter from the day that adams started throwing people opposed to his policies in prison, and the 'bill of rights' has always been plastic wrap.

Ask any black person who fought in the civil rights movement how much either document protected them when they were trying to get the police/fbi/nsa/etc to stop lynching black people.

#15 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-06 09:06 PM | Reply | Flag:

Darn it, if McCain or Romney had won, this would never have happened.

Said it before - after Issa's Bengazi jihad no President will ever give up any power he holds in "the war on terror" just as no House or Senate will ever decrease those powers. Nobody wants to be "responsible"for doing anything that might lead to a successful attack.

Bitch all you want about drone attacks,but they will now be a permanent tool in the WH/CIA's toolbox, whether for "terrorists" or foreign political leaders they don't like.

At least not for another generation.

#16 | Posted by northguy3 at 2014-05-06 10:37 PM | Reply | Flag:

The difference between Obama/bush drone murder and Hitlers V1s being:

1. Hitler declared war
2. Obama/Bush have better aim.

#17 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-05-07 12:11 AM | Reply | Flag:

Guys, for the last time, Benghazi 9/11 was using a paid-for ultra-military against a CIA annex, who were aided by AFRICOM deciding to "stand down" it's agents. I'm sick of hearing "Benghazi!" along with a glaring absence of critical analysis of the original 9/11, let alone any comprehension of what happened in Lybia.

The police have been experimenting with "terrorist" labels on eco-activism for years now. It's impossible to follow, but Monsanto and factory farming has more rights to privacy and access to markets and commercialization than any consumer has to know the contents of their products, let alone disclosure to the entire nation. Dissenters will be subject to incarceration and immediate reprogramming. Internal tattoo and ankle implants will ensure subjects remain localized where they are permitted.

The military have carte blanche legal protection to act on behalf of national securities best interests. This protects the important methodology of extracting information by torturing people who have nothing to do with your drug operations but they might be related to someone who bears a grudge against United States foreign policy, let alone keeping them incarcerated and enhancing their interrogations for decades - just to maintain appearances. The terror-preventative drone missile attacks are merely expediting Presidential disdain for unduly burdening the military "justice" system.

How sweet that the Supremes have added their two cents.. by not.

#18 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2014-05-07 04:46 AM | Reply | Flag:

Guys, for the last time

We can hold you to that, right?

#19 | Posted by DoofusOfDeath at 2014-05-07 08:59 AM | Reply | Flag:

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