Three Democrats and two Republicans in New Hampshire are working together to push back against indefinite detention in that state.Details
On Thursday, Snyder signed bill prohibiting any state agency in Michigan from cooperating with the U.S. military if it attempts to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen without due process.Details
HCR41 has had its Sponsor Hearing (12/3) as well as its Proponent/Opponent Hearing (12/10). Now it’s time to vote it out of committee.Details
We were just alerted that there could be a committee vote on SB999, the Liberty Preservation Act, this week!Details
A bill that would prohibit any state agency in Michigan from cooperating with the U.S. military if it attempts to indefinitely detain a U.S. citizen without due process passed both houses of the legislature this week and will now go on to the governor’s desk.Details
Ohio Representatives Jim Butler and Ron Young introduced HB354 on November 19, 2013. This bill specifically prevents state and local law enforcement officials in Ohio from assisting the federal government in any investigation, prosecution, or detention of any person in Ohio that would result in that person’s loss of the right of due process.Details
Bill Sage didn’t expect to become a leader in a fight against unconstitutional indefinite detention written into the National Defense Authorization Act.
But he did.
Like most local elected representatives, Sage took an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States when he was sworn in as County Supervisor in Allegan County, Michigan, Feb. 14, 2011.
Would Sage uphold his sworn constitutional oath?
Indeed he would.Details
Just days after Albany, New York passed a resolution as a statement of intent against indefinite detention, the Town of Oxford, Massachusetts followed up with another.
Under Massachusetts home rule law, a local community organized as a town preserves the open town meeting or the representative town meeting as their governing body rather than by the vote of an elected body like a town council. On Wednesday, by popular vote, the People of Oxford approved – nearly unanimously – a strong resolution primarily drafted by People Against the National Defense Authorization Act (P.A.N.D.A).
NO LEGAL EFFECT
Like the one passed in Albany, the resolution in Oxford is not legally-binding – it is a mere statement of opinion and intent. It holds no force of law over the activities of town employees, or anyone else for that matter. But, it is a strong first step towards resisting and eventually nullifying indefinite detention (and other) unconstitutional federal powers within the Town, and the state of Massachusetts. As noted in our report on the Albany resolution, a non-binding resolution – with no force of law – is an important step because it follows James Madison’s blueprint to resist federal acts within the states. There are 4 steps which James Madison advised for us to take to stop federal powers, and such a resolution is an important piece of that puzzle. (learn more below)Details
Albany resolution against NDAA indefinite detention is a great first step, even though it does not ban indefinite detention as one organization has claimed.Details