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Indefinite Detention

Michael McAuliff

Senate Votes Down Indefinite Detention Of Americans

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate took a step Thursday toward ending the indefinite detention of Americans in the U.S., voting for a narrow amendment that some...

Indefinite Detention Is Already Bad, Don't Add Discrimination

Andrea Prasow | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Andrea Prasow

Where the laws fail, as with the codification of indefinite detention, it is incumbent on Congress to correct them. But to do so in a way that rejects the basic principle that everyone is entitled to due process of law, would be a grave mistake.

Ending Indefinite Detention of Americans Who Aren't Being Detained Doesn't Solve the Problem

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 01.29.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

If due process is a principle worth defending for citizens and green-card holders, then it's a principle worth defending for everyone. Failure to do that has already led the U.S. government to jail potentially innocent men for a decade or more offshore.

Michael McAuliff

Senators Make Bid To End Indefinite Detention In NDAA

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan group of senators made a bid Wednesday to end the indefinite military detention of Americans in the United States. Decla...

Texas Lawmakers Make Aggressive Moves Against Indefinite Detention, TSA

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Republican state lawmakers in Texas submitted two bills this week seeking to counteract the federal government's controversial powers of indefinite de...

Saki Knafo

Obama, Romney Still Silent On Civil Liberties In Last Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

Civil liberties groups reacted to Monday night's debate with a mixture of disappointment and apathy: Disappointment because both candidates hardly sai...

NDAA Trends On Twitter During The Debate

The Huffington Post | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Among the many topics not discussed in Monday night's debate was the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, a law signed by President Barack Obama t...

Does the US Constitution Apply to the 9/11 Trial? Maybe

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 12.18.2012 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Today, lawyers for the five alleged co-conspirators in the September 11th terrorist attacks asked the judge to please let them know: Are we operating under a Constitutional framework here or not? Exactly what Constitutional rights do our clients have?

Michael McAuliff

Gitmo Military Commissions Shaky After Bin Laden Driver Is Cleared

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals court decision to overturn the conviction of Salim Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's driver, may vastly complicate trials for ...

Mitt Romney Dodges Question On Indefinite Detention Despite Past Support

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney dodged a question Wednesday on whether he would have vetoed a bill that included indefinite detention, even though he has previously said ...

Appeals Court Indefinitely Detains NDAA Ruling

Dan Johnson | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Dan Johnson

The NDAA is typically a mundane bill that appropriates funding for the military for the current year. However, c allows anyone including American citizens to be detained indefinitely by the military...no trial, no charges, no day in court.

Romney's Debate Surprise May Be Channeling Cheney

Salon | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

It seems likely that a President Mitt Romney would rescind the executive order issued by President Barack Obama outlawing torture. His own policy advi...

Indefinite Detention Foes Create New Way To Protest NDAA

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Demand Progress, a progressive PAC focused on civil liberties issues, has created a new way to speak out about the controversial power of the United S...

Guantanamo Bay: The Model for an American Police State?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

What is the legacy of Guantanamo Bay? 171 men continue to languish there. The Bush torture program has been legitimized by the Obama administration, and indefinite detention has been codified as law.

Walking in a Muslim's Moccasins: A Different Perspective on the Muslim Protests

Zaman Stanizai | Posted 11.23.2012 | World
Zaman Stanizai

With Muslim faith and fancy lands and resources under continuous military and media attack for more than a decade, we should not be surprised at their resentment.

Michael McAuliff

Judge Stays Ban On NDAA's Indefinite Detention

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A federal appeals judge gave the Obama administration the OK to keep enforcing its indefinite detention policy Tuesday, issuing a tempor...

Michael McAuliff

Ending Indefinite Detention Irreparably Harms U.S., Obama Administration Argues

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Lawyers for the Obama administration are arguing that the United States will be irreparably harmed if it has to abide by a judge's rulin...

Michael McAuliff

Civil Liberties Groups Ask Obama Administration To Let Indefinite Detention Ruling Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Civil liberties groups are asking the Obama administration to stand down and give up defending America's law allowing the indefinite det...

Time for a Revolution

C. Robert Gibson | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics
C. Robert Gibson

The only appropriate government response to mass shootings seems to be thoughts and prayers, combined with more prayers and thoughts. And the government's official response to bankers kicking families out of their homes so they could buy a newer Bentley was to not press any charges.

Obama Administration Appeals Indefinite Detention Ruling

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK, Aug 6 (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Monday appealed a U.S. judge's order barring enforcement of part of a law that permits indefinite...

Federal Judge Rebuffs Administration On NDAA, Indefinite Detention

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

A federal judge rejected an Obama administration attempt to beat back her earlier ruling against the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act this week...

Nick Wing

7 Ways To Get Yourself Detained Indefinitely

HuffingtonPost.com | Nick Wing | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics

Debate continued to rage this week over a short, loosely worded segment of the new 565-page 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that critics, lawm...

Will SCOTUS Abandon Gitmo?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

The Supreme Court is expected to decide as soon as Thursday whether it will hear the Latif v. Obama and possibly restore a right to meaningful judicial review for detainees imprisoned in the name of the "war on terror."

Michael McAuliff

Senators: Unconstitutional Detention Law Is Fine

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top Democrat responsible for America's indefinite detention law sees no reason to change the measure after it was ruled unconstituti...

Michael McAuliff

Bill To End Indefinite Detention Fails In House

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A judge may have found unconstitutional the law that allows people to be held indefinitely without trial by the military, but the House ...