Indiana SB 400, The Liberty Preservation Act to nullify NDAA Indefinite detention, has passed the State Senate and is up for a House committee hearing and vote. It has been placed in the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code. Currently it has no scheduled hearing date.
Please contact the committee and request that SB 400 gets placed on the calendar for the House Committee on Courts and Criminal Code.
1.Contact the committee Chair and request that he schedule a hearing for SB400. Politely ask him to schedule hearing so that SB400 can be considered in his committee. Also ask him to vote YES on SB400 so that Indiana can help bring “indefinite detention” to its proper end.
2. Contact all the other members on the committee. Strongly, but respectfully, ask each of them to vote YES on SB400 when it comes up for a vote in the committee.
3. Encourage your local community to take action as well. Present the Liberty Preservation Act to your city county, your town council, or your county commissioners. Various local governments around the country are already passing similar resolutions and ordinances. Local legislative action present a great way to strengthen a statewide campaign against NDAA indefinite detention
Model legislation here:
4. Get connected to what is happening in your state on Facebook
Join the Indiana Nullify NDAA group on facebook here:
5. Share this information widely. Please pass this along to your friends and family. Also share it with any and all grassroots groups you’re in contact with around the state. Please encourage them to email this information to their members and supporters.
BACKGROUND ARTICLES AND INFORMATION ON NDAA “INDEFINITE DETENTION”
Note: while some believe that the 2013 NDAA eliminated indefinite detention, it does not. Dianne Feinstein introduced a very weak amendment to 2013 – and it failed anyway. 2012 indefinite detention provisions remain in tact – and the Obama administration is aggressively defending them in court.
Also, a case about indefinite detention is still being heard in federal court. Last year, Federal Judge Katherine Forrest struck down these indefinite detention powers as unconstitutional. She issued a temporary court order blocking the use of these powers. That order was given a stay (in essence, put on hold) by the appeals court and indefinite detention powers remain while the case is currently on appeal but not decided.
Additionally, when asked by Judge Forrest if the federal government was using indefinite detention in violation of her temporary order blocking it, Barack Obama’s attorneys refused to confirm, leaving the door open that the Feds were potentially using this power in secret, even in outright defiance of an order from the federal courts.
Because of all this, and more, Indiana stands on strong ground to reject a federal power which has already been struck down in federal court and is still pending appeal.
The Indiana House should pass SB400 with full confidence.