Behind Judge Forrest’s Ruling Against The NDAA

…The government lawyers, despite being asked five times by the judge to guarantee that we plaintiffs would not be charged under the law for our activities, refused to give any assurances. They did not provide assurances because under the law there were none. We could, even they tacitly admitted, be subject to these coercive measures. We too could be swept away into a black hole. And this, I think, decided the case.  [The government had argued that the plaintiffs had no standing to bring the case.]

“At the hearing on this motion, the government was unwilling or unable to state that these plaintiffs would not be subject to indefinite detention under [Section] 1021,” Judge Forrest noted. “Plaintiffs are therefore at risk of detention, of losing their liberty, potentially for many years.”

The government has 60 days to appeal. It can also, as Mayer and Afran have urged, accept the injunction that nullifies the law. If the government appeals, the case will go to a federal appellate court. The ruling, even if an appellate court upholds it, could be vanquished in the Supreme Court, especially given the composition of that court…[The ruling also just could be ignored!]

And you and your family too can be swept away into a black hole; no charge or trial necessary in today’s America.  BTW, have you seen anything about this ruling in the corporate media?

THINK!  Which side of this case would MLK and Malcolm have been on?

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