Understanding the NDAA, a US law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial

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7 Responses to “Understanding the NDAA, a US law that makes it possible to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial”

  1. [angry tirade that ends accusing all politicians of being full of shit like used diapers and needing changed regularly for the same reason]

  2. Nagurski says:

    What courage it must take to undertake the passage of a law that mimics the due process clause of  the Fifth Amendment, but is less protective.

  3. Deidzoeb says:

    I kinda take issue with that headline. NDAA is a US law that would make it possible to indefinitely detain people without charge or trial, in alternate universes where such a thing would be constitutional. Right now it’s just a legalistic attempt to justify indefinite detention, that has not yet been called out as officially unconstitutional by reasonable judges.

    I mean, they are acting on it as if it were a law and as if it were constitutional, but I wouldn’t glorify broken rules as part of the rules just because people are getting away with it for now.

    • Tynam says:

      To the person detained, during the years it can take to get the case seen to, that ‘people are getting away with it for now’ is extremely relevant.  Especially as the guilty parties will certainly not be punished.

  4. endrest says:

    …detained indefinitely without charges “violates fundamental American rights.”

    No, it violates fundamental human rights.

  5. arnifix says:

    Agree with endrest. The rest of the world aren’t second-class humans because we weren’t born in America, no matter what your propaganda says.

  6. Purple-Stater says:

    All members of Congress swear an oath to support the Constitution of the United States.  Any of them that voted for this, and other such measures deemed unconstitutional, need to be formally charged, by whatever the proper procedures are, with violating that oath.

    Simple accountability would straighten out a lot of political problems.

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