Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Catching flak? You're over the target, lost planet airmen

Discuss nullifying NDAA kidnapping laws

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Virginians, Our Liberties Hang in the Balance

Most Libertarians have heard about the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), and its kidnapping (indefinite detention).

In December, Congress passed and the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Buried in NDAA’s hundreds of pages, Section 1021 purports to authorize the President to use the military to kidnap American citizens for suspicion of being terrorists. The President is REQUIRED to either hold them indefinitely, prosecute them before a military tribunal, or transfer them to a foreign country (rendition).

Section 1021 is a novel new power. It pretends that the United States is a battlefield and her citizens are enemy combatants who are not entitled to the protections of the Bill of Rights. We’re talking about…

* habeas corpus
* trial by jury
* representation by counsel
* confrontation of witnesses
* due process of law administered by impartial judges

Good people have taken this fight to the state level. Del. Bob Marshall, of Virginia, submitted an anti-detention (anti-kidnapping) bill, HB 1160. The official summary of 1160…

(click here for the rest of the story: http://blog.tenthamendmentcenter.com/2012/02/virginians-our-liberties-hang-in-the-balance/)

New rules for FBI detention of terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration outlined Tuesday when the FBI, rather than the military, could be allowed to retain custody of al-Qaida terrorism suspects who aren't U.S. citizens but are arrested by federal law enforcement officers.

The new rules issued by the White House resulted from a December compromise in Congress between the administration and a majority of Republicans and some Democrats who wanted a bigger military role and a reduced role for civilian courts in the fight against terrorism.

The new law that emerged requires military custody for non-U.S. citizen members of al-Qaida or "associated forces" involved in planning or attempting an attack on the United States or coalition partners — unless the president waives that provision...


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