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Hedges v Obama

Hedges v. Obama: The Supreme Court Digs Its Head Deeper Into the Sand

Shahid Buttar | Posted 06.29.2014 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

On Monday the Supreme Court declined to consider Hedges v. Obama, a constitutional claim challenging a law that could enable the indefinite military detention of U.S. citizens -- within the U.S. -- without trial, charge, or evidence of crime. The decision is remarkable both for its implications for fundamental rights and for its reflection on judicial independence.

Matt Sledge

Key Indefinite Detention Lawsuit Tossed Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A federal appeals court on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit targeting a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 that opponents argue ...

Matt Sledge

Supreme Court's Warrantless Wiretapping Ruling Could Send Civil Liberties Ripple Effects

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- The Supreme Court's Tuesday ruling in a case about warrantless wiretapping, Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, could have larger conseq...

Matt Sledge

NDAA Indefinite Detention Provision Challenged In Court

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.07.2013 | Politics

Obama administration lawyers defended the military's indefinite detention powers in Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, claiming civil liberties adv...

Ayotte, Graham and McCain Will Participate In Hedges Oral Arguments

Matt Sledge | Posted 04.03.2013 | Politics
Matt Sledge

Kelly Ayotte, Lindsey Graham, and John McCain will have five minutes on Wednesday to explain why a lawsuit targeting the indefinite detention should b...