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PANDA Announces Take Back Concert Tour | P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA

PANDA Announces Take Back Concert Tour | P.A.N.D.A. People Against The NDAA | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it

The Take Back Tour will stop in Kalamazoo, MI on April 19th, the anniversary of the beginning of the American revolution, Atlanta, GA on May 25th, the anniversary of the Constitutional Convention,  and Albany, NY on June 7th, anniversary of the introduction of the Resolution for Independence to the colonies.
Read more at http://pandaunite.org/ndaa-panda-announces-take-back-concert-tour/#gAdEp10qlfoSXPtu.99

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The Take Back Tour will stop in Kalamazoo, MI on April 19th, the anniversary of the beginning of the American revolution, Atlanta, GA on May 25th, the anniversary of the Constitutional Convention,  and Albany, NY on June 7th, anniversary of the introduction of the Resolution for Independence to the colonies.


Read more at http://pandaunite.org/ndaa-panda-announces-take-back-concert-tour/#gAdEp10qlfoSXPtu.99

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Hedges v Obama Writ for Certiorari

Hedges v Obama Writ for Certiorari | Coffee Party News | Scoop.it
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The following is an excerpt beginning on page 1 of the Petition for a Writ of Certiorari (a document which a losing party files with the Supreme Court asking the Supreme Court to review the decision of a lower court) filed by journalists, activists, academics, and government officials concerned about the indefinite detention powers within the National Defense Authorization Act.



CONSITUTIONAL <sic> AND STATUTORY PROVISIONS
The Petitioners contend that Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act chills their rights to free speech and a free press under the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, and places them at unnatural and realistic risk of indefinite military detention stripped of all rights under the United States Constitution, including but not limited to their rights under the First and Fifth Amendments.


The relevant text of these constitutional and statutory provisions is set forth in App. E at 259a.


STATEMENT OF THE CASE
A military order, however unconstitutional, is not apt to last longer than the military emergency. . . . But once a judicial opinion rationalizes such an order to show that it conforms to the Constitution. . . . The principle then lies about like a loaded weapon, ready for the hand of any authority that can bring forward a plausible claim of an urgent need.
Korematsu v. United States, 323 U.S. 214 (1944) (Jackson, J., dissenting)


There is no good government but what is republican . . . [T]he true idea of a republic is an empire of laws, and not of men.
John Adams, Thoughts on Government, Apr. 1776 Papers 4:86-93, Novanglus Papers, no.7 The Works of John Adams, ed. Charles Francis Adams, vol. 4, p. 106(1851)


This Petition asks the Court to review an opinion of the Second Circuit Court of Appeals delivered on July 17, 2013. (App.1a) That opinion overturned a permanent injunction by the United States District Court Judge the Hon. Katherine B. Forrest sitting in the Southern District of New York. (App.76a) and (App.192a).


Judge Forrest’s extensive opinions permanently enjoined a provision of a statute that allows, for the first time since the internment of Japanese- Americans during World War II, the indefinite detention of civilians, including United States citizens and lawful resident aliens, in military prisons based on the sole legal standard of having
“substantially supported al-Qaeda, the Taliban, or associated forces that are engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners, . . .” (App. 259a) The statute would subject civilians, including American citizens, to military trials rather than civilian trials and permits the military to transfer and deport detained civilians and American citizens anywhere in the world to any foreign countries or “entities.” The statute violates the nearly 200 year-old principle that the military does not police our streets and has no jurisdiction over U.S. civilians.


The Petitioners in this action are journalists, authors, a duly elected Member of Parliament of an American ally (Iceland), political activists who, despite engaging only in core expressive First Amendment activity, have nonetheless been targeted by the United States Government in some fashion such that they fear detention under Section 1021. The trial court made extensive findings as to both their First Amendment activities and their voluntary suppression of those activities in consequence of fear of enforcement of the NDAA, § 1021(b). (App.205a-220a)


Read more at https://www.stopndaa.org/documents/hedges-v-obama-writ-for-certiorari/


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