A 2012 lawsuit against the NDAA, brought by Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg, Noam Chomsky and others, had sought to preemptively block the federal government from using the NDAA to detain them as dissidents, since the bill was extremely vague about who it could apply to and granted presidents seemingly enormous latitude on the matter. - News from Antiwar.com
Challenges to Policies on Terror Are Halted - NYTimes.com
A federal appeals court in New York on Wednesday held that the government could enforce a statute dealing with the indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects, reversing a district judge’s decision last year to permanently block the law, part of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.'Black Day' for Liberty: Hedges' NDAA Challenge Thrown Out | Common Dreams
The decision, a victory for the Obama administration, came the same day that the Justice Department persuaded another federal appeals court in Washington to block a district judge’s order last week that had barred the military from conducting groin searches of detainees in the prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba.
Obama wins back the right to indefinitely detain under NDAA | USAHM Conspiracy News
US troops now free to 'seize US citizens, strip them of due process and hold them indefinitely,' says Hedges