It behooves observers to understand why, for several reasons, Holder’s statement may be less secure than we would ideally hope.Details
The executive’s track record on this has been dismal. The administration firstdenied the existence of any sort of drone or targeted killing program, continued touse the denial as a shield against liability for its killings in court, while beginning to announce its reasoning informally in speeches by various executive officials.Details
It has been almost four years since George W. Bush’s presidency ended. Unfortunately, it increasingly appears that Bush did permanent damage to this nation’s political vocabulary and understanding. Rather than repeal his worst precedents, Barack Obama used them as launch pads for his own abuses. And the scant discussion of Obama’s power grabs in this fall’s presidential campaigns illustrate how Bush’s abuses have become the new norms.Details
“Let me get this straight,” Tenth Amendment Center executive director Michael Boldin said. “He doesn’t think the people, or their representatives, have the ability to determine if something is constitutional, buthe alone has the ability to unilaterally make that determination and keep the issue from even coming up for debate. Nice. I wonder what he will do if the feds come after guns? I suppose he will make sure the state of Indiana doesn’t stand in in their way. The feds are supreme in all things,after all. David Long, like the Obama administration he’s protecting, is dangerous.”Details
For Immediate Release: Feb. 4, 2013
Washington state lawmakers will consider bipartisan legislation that would block any cooperation with attempts to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens or lawful resident aliens in Washington without due process under sections written into the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act.
If passed, the law would also make it a class C felony for any state or federal agent to act under sections 1021 or 1022 of the NDAA.
Both bills condemn sections of the NDAA allowing for indefinite detention without due process on American soil as unconstitutional and include provisions stopping any such attempts in the Evergreen State.
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