Friday, May 18, 2012

A positive step . . .

ACCORDING TO GLENN GREENWALD, at SALON, in an article, "Federal court enjoins NDAA", Judge Katherine Forrest struck a blow for American civil rights. This is a strong first step to fight the legal weasels that brought us Gitmo.
Judge Katherine Forrest

A federal district judge today, the newly-appointed Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York, issued an amazing ruling: one which preliminarily enjoins enforcement of the highly controversial indefinite provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act, enacted by Congress and signed into law by President Obama last December. This afternoon’s ruling came as part of a lawsuit brought by seven dissident plaintiffs — including Chris Hedges, Dan Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky, and Birgitta Jonsdottir — alleging that the NDAA violates ”both their free speech and associational rights guaranteed by the First Amendment as well as due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment of the United States Constitution.”

Now, maybe we can do something about those Star Chamber Security Certificates we use in Canada to put people away without trial?

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