A lawsuit challenging a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens was back in federal court this week. On Wednesday, a group of academics, journalists, and activists presented oral arguments in court against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial.
In a landmark ruling last September, Judge Katherine Forrest of the Southern District of New York struck down the indefinite detention provision, saying it likely violates the First and Fifth Amendments of U.S. citizens.
Democracy Now interviews Daniel Ellsberg, a plaintiff in the case and perhaps the country’s most famous whistleblower. Ellsberg leaked the Pentagon Papers in 1971, exposing the secret history of the U.S. involvement in Vietnam.
- Daniel Ellsberg: ‘Obama Has Conducted Clear Cut Impeachable Crimes’ (antiwar.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg says Obama should be impeached over NDAA (sgtreport.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg says Obama should be impeached over NDAA (dprogram.net)
- Daniel Ellsberg says Obama should be impeached over NDAA (usapartisan.com)
- NDAA 2013 Lawsuit – Pentagon Whistlerblower Daniel Ellsberg (ascendingstarseed.wordpress.com)
- Articles Of Obama Impeachment Drafted For Congress! (servehiminthewaiting.wordpress.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg: NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision is Part of “Systematic Assault on Constitution” (theintelhub.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg: Obama Committed ‘Impeachable Crimes’ (snardfarker.ning.com)
- 14. Daniel Ellsberg: Obama Committed ‘Impeachable Crimes’ (snardfarker.ning.com)
- Daniel Ellsberg on the NDAA: “The U.S. Government Sees the Public (As An) Enemy of The State” (rinf.com)