Category Archives: Military Commissions

(UPDATE x 2) “My administration will not authorize the indefinite military detention without trial of American citizens”

Via ThinkProgress, the full text of the president’s signing statement on NDAA addresses both of everyone’s favorite sections: Section 1021 affirms the executive branch’s authority to detain persons covered by the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) (Public … Continue reading

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Not Another Bush

Obama made lots of progressives angry when he decided to keep the idea of military commissions. But his commissions will be a little different: WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has determined that detainees tried by military commissions in the U.S. … Continue reading

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