PROGRESS REPORT OF AUGUST 17, 2012
NATIONAL DEFENSE AUTHORIZATION ACT
Federal court ruling barring detention without charges or trial appealed NEW YORK (Reuters) – Federal prosecutors on Monday appealed a judge’s order barring enforcement of part of a law that permits indefinite military detention for those deemed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban or ”associated forces.” Reported by Reuters on August 6, 2012
However, I do not see how the federal courts could enforce its order if upheld, since the President acts without judicial review. Urge Congress to revoke the NDAA of 2012 provision which gives the President the authority to arrest and detain any American citizen on U. S. soil indefinitely without charges or a trial. Sign the petition at: http://act.demandprogress.org/act/ndaa_reversal/?referring_akid=a6968704.2164404._BTMlV&source=auto-e
Don Sheldon likes the article from the Miami Harold that discusses the terrible dilemma of the pilots that carry out these (illegal) orders, who are putting themselves in jeopardy of future allegations of wrong doing in courts for war crimes, though it is not expressed in exactly that way, The article does say they are
being offered psychiatric treatment.