Monday, December 17, 2012

NDAA is back in the news. Or at least it should be.

Maybe you didn't see it for all the wall-to-wall coverage being generated out of Newtown, Cnnecticut or by the so-called Fiscal Cliff. But opponents of the indefinite detention elements of the National Defense Authorization Act went to the Supreme Court last week to file an emergency motion to block implementation.

The Huffngton Post notes:
Since January, former New York Times reporter Chris Hedges, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and other activists have been waging a legal battle against the U.S. government, arguing that the NDAA gives the military far too much leeway to imprison journalists or activists on vague accusations of supporting terrorism. 
Lawyers for the Obama administration, meanwhile, have maintained that blocking the NDAA would do irreparable harm to the president's ability to wage war. 
But the NDAA development apparently didn't slip past Chris Muir at Day by Day Cartoon. Have you seen today's strip?

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