Judge Blocks A Portion Of The NDAA

The highly-controversial indefinite detention provision signed into law by the President at the end of last year has been ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. District court judge in New York. The provision allows the military to detain anyone indefinitely if they are suspected of associating with terrorists – whether they realize it or not.

But that law was challenged by a group of journalists and whistleblowers – including Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, and Daniel Ellsberg – who argued the law violated the First Amendment – since journalists often come in contact with terrorist organization and thus under the law could be subject to detention. On Wednesday night, Judge Katherine Forrest agreed with the plaintiffs in the case, ruling that the law is unconstitutional – violating the First Amendment rights of the press and the Fifth Amendment right of due process.

Meanwhile, as a new version of the NDAA is being debated in Congress, brave members on both sides of the aisle are arguing that there should be no indefinite detention provision in it, invalidating the previous NDAA. We need to return to the values our nation was founded on, which include bravery and due process – and not fear and medieval imprisonment techniques.

Thom Hartmann
Thom Hartmann is a progressive nationally and internationally syndicated talkshow host (also simulcast as TV in 40 million homes by Dish Network/Free Speech TV), and New York Times bestselling, four-time Project Censored winning author of 24 books in print in 17 languages on five continents. Follow Thom on Twitter @Thom_Hartmann

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The World in 2:00 – November 30, 2015

The World in 2:00

President Obama attends pivotal U.N. climate talks in Paris and the E.U. will pay Turkey to tighten its borders in the hope of reducing refugee flows.

President Wilson’s Racism And Other Misdeeds

Instead of wiping Woodrow Wilson off the Princeton campus, there could be an opportunity to educate future generations as to who this president really was.

Rubio Nabs Issa Endorsement

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) (Photo by James Cullum)

“He’s not afraid to engage on the hottest subjects and that’s important, because the next president is going to have to fix a lot of broken things, including our foreign policy,” Issa said.

TRNS News Notes- 11/30

Planned Parenthood shooting: Motive?
Three slain victims
GOP 2016ers reax – careful
Shooter: “No more baby parts”
Obama: Paris for climate summit

Monday, November 30

● High court puts brakes on Hawaiian vote

● Gun lobby takes a victory lap

● Charity timeshare scheme is lawsuit target

Friday, November 27

● 24 more American terrorists added to list

● Tips for year-end charity giving

● Fortune’s path isn’t paved with licked envelopes

● Who watches the watchdog?

● Manatees no match for lobbyists and politicians

● FOIA suit seeks expense records for Obama protection