June 6, 2013
by G. Redd
The House Armed Services Committee on Thursday approved the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which would keep the detention center at Guantanamo Bay open despite President Barack Obama's renewed statements that he will close it. According to the official summary, "While the NDAA ...[read more]
February 7, 2013
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit heard arguments on Wednesday in a case challenging the US' authority to detain suspected terrorists indefintely. The law would allow authorities to detain certain suspects indefinitely if they are found to have aided al Qaeda, the Taliban or " ...[read more]
January 3, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
US President Barack Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013 (NDAA) into law on Thursday. The bill, which authorizes appropriations for military activities for 2013, expressly prohibits using funds to transfer individuals detained at Guantanamo Bay and also prohibits using funds ...[read more]
December 14, 2012
by Julia Zebley
US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Friday refused the request for a stay in Hedges v. Obama that would have temporarily blocked enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012 (NDAA). A group of reporters and advocates filed an emergency appeal with Ginsburg Thursday in ...[read more]
October 3, 2012
by Matthew Pomy
The US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Tuesday extended a stay on a lower court order that barred enforcement of a law allowing the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists. The Second Circuit's order allows certain provisions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), ...[read more]
September 27, 2012
by Sean Gallagher
JURIST Contributing Editor Gabor Rona, International Legal Director of Human Rights First, argues that the new wave of lawsuits regarding the NDAA stem from the poor detention policies of the US...This week, the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit will consider whether to stay US District ...[read more]
September 18, 2012
by Jerry Votava
Judge Raymond Lohier of the US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Monday ordered a stay of a permanent injunction that blocked portions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), allowing for their enforcement pending appeal. The order came after the US Department of Justice (DOJ) ...[read more]
September 13, 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday permanently enjoined a US law that allows authorities to detain certain suspects indefinitely if they are found to have aided al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Section 1021(b)(2) of the National ...[read more]
May 28, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Tung Yin of Lewis & Clark Law School says that the government's unwillingness to clearly define which activities would make someone a 'covered person' under section 1021 of the NDAA likely resulted in a US District Court ruling that the section was unconstitutional...The ...[read more]
May 17, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York on Wednesday blocked a portion of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) which allows for the indefinite detention of suspected terrorists, finding that it violates the First Amendment. Section 1021 of the NDAA affirms ...[read more]

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