Indefinite detention allowed of Americans under NDAA

Supreme Court refuses to stop indefinite detention of Americans under NDAA

detention of AmericansThe United States Supreme Court this week effectively ended all efforts to overturn a controversial 2012 law that grants the government the power to indefinitely detain American citizens without due process.

The Obama administration has long maintained that the provision — Section 1021(b)(2) of theNational Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 — merely reaffirmed verbiage contained within the Authorization for Use of Military Force, or AUMF, signed by then-President George W. Bush in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.  read more