Now that Congress has turned its back on the right to due process and trial by jury, the courts are the last line of defense against establishment of a gulag state. Now that Congress has turned its back on due process, only the courts can thwart establishment of a gulag state.
An appeals court Tuesday extended a temporary stay of a judge's order prohibiting the Obama administration's controversial efforts to put any U.S. citizen the government deems a terrorism suspect behind bars indefinitely without being charged or tried.An appeals court extends the stay of a judge's order blocking the provision.
US District Judge Katherine Forrest did the right thing for the second time in four months when she permanently affirmed an earlier ruling that blocked a statute giving the government detention powers that could put journalists and activists behind bars District Judge Katherine Forrest did the right thing for the second time in four months.
A decade of war on terror has created a culture of deference in which US officials may restrict American civil liberties in the name of national security This Wednesday, U District Judge Katherine Forrest bravely challenged that cultureA culture of deference allows U officials to restrict civil liberties in the name of national security This week, U.
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the U.S. government over a provision in the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that could enable the indefinite detention of American citizens, spoke with "Democracy Now!" alongside attorney Bruce Afran about a federal judge’s decision on Wednesday to block that provision.
A federal judge Wednesday issued an injunction against a National Defense Authorization Act provision that grants the military the right to detain anyone it suspects of involvement in terrorism US District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a group of plaintiffs, including Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, who filed a lawsuit against the legislation within weeks of President Obama signing it.