Criminal Supreme Court Refuses to Hear NDAA Indefinite Detention Case


On Monday, the Supreme Court refused to hear a case challenging the indefinite military detention of American citizens, without due process, that was written into the 2012 NDAA. This is, of course, Section 1021 from the 2012 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) that has been at the center of controversy for over 2 years. The legal battle that advanced through appeal to the Supreme Court, was led by notables such as Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg and Chris Hedges.

When Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia predicted that Americans would again see the rise of internment camps on American soil it gave me a really uneasy feeling. To some, his comments were seen as hypothetical. I felt strongly that he was trying to warn Americans of the inevitable:

Justice Antonin Scalia predicts that the Supreme Court will eventually authorize another a wartime abuse of civil rights such as the internment camps for Japanese-Americans during World War II.

"You are kidding yourself if you think the same thing will not happen again," Scalia told the University of Hawaii law school while discussing Korematsu v. United States, the ruling in which the court gave its imprimatur to the internment camps.

On Monday the Supreme Court handed down a decision that shreds any perception of "liberty and justice for all." They took one of the most critical Constitutional debates of our lifetime, NDAA indefinite detention, and simply refused to hear the case.

According to WND:

A decision by the U.S. Supreme Court means the federal government now has an open door to "detain as a threat to national security anyone viewed as a troublemaker," according to critics.

The high court this week refused to review an appeals court decision that said the president and U.S. military can arrest and indefinitely detain individuals.

The firm of William J. Olson, P.C., which filed a friend-of-the court brief asking the court to step in, noted that not a single justice dissented from the denial of the request for review.

Not even Scalia dissented? So much for my theory that he was on our side. Maybe it was more of a threat than a warning.

The Supreme Court seems to feel that Section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA has nothing to do with the indefinite detention, without trial, of American citizens. Though this is the highest court in the land, they seem to be disregarding the legal opinions of many highly educated scholars. Washington's Blog reports:

The court ignored the fact that the co-sponsors of the indefinite detention law said it does apply to American citizens, and that top legal scholars agree.

The courts' Orwellian reasoning may sound – at first blush - like it might be a good thing. After all, both the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court said that there's no indication that the indefinite detention provision will be applied against U.S. citizens.

However, by refusing to strike down the law and insist that any future laws explicitly exempt U.S. citizens, it leaves discretion in the hands of the executive branch.

The effect of the decision will be to allow the U.S. government to kidnap and indefinitely detain U.S. citizens who protest or dissent against the government … and the courts will never hear any legal challenge from the prisoners. The detainees will not get to say:

Hey, the Supreme Court said the indefinite detention law isn't written to apply to U.S. citizens, so you have to let me go!

After all, prisoners can be held under the indefinite detention bill without trial, without presenting evidence, without letting the citizen consult with a lawyer, and without even charging the citizen.

So – if you're thrown into a hole somewhere – no one will even hear your side of the story.

There are two groups of freedom fighters in America. There are those who are still trying to go through proper channels and hoping that the battle to defend our Constitutional freedoms can be won without bloodshed. Dan Johnson of PANDA is a perfect example of a freedom fighter who refuses to give up or give in, while trying to advance our fight through proper legal channels:

In 1944 the Supreme Court approved the pre-emptive detention of over 110,000 Japanese-Americans. The Court's denial 70 years later proves that we cannot rely on 9 people in black robes to defend our freedom.

It is now up to the states, cities, counties, and people of this nation to show the Supreme Court that it is not the final arbiter of our human rights. As 5 cities have already done so, I urge Americans across the country to begin action to ban these sections in their communities, raise awareness, and push back against this denial. If Washington D.C. thinks this is the last they will hear from us, they are very, very wrong.

There is another group that is tired of trying to go through proper channels only to be stonewalled time and time again. Though it needs to be understood that we are all on the same side, there is a growing group of people who have come to the conclusion that protests, appeals, letters, emails and petitions just aren't working.

They are preparing to defend their freedom with extreme prejudice. One needs to look no further than the happenings at the Bundy Ranch to understand that some people feel the door has already been slammed shut. They feel their only choice is to fight and who could blame them?

Look around.

The Supreme Court was just asked to rule on legislative and executive over-reach and they looked the other way. This is not the system of checks and balances that our founders envisioned.

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  • Matthew Dec

    The feds are now raiding Citizens with "sealed search warrants." They no longer have to explain their Gestapo tactics and reasonings.

    http://fayetteadvocate.com/archives/17419/2014/05/01/fbi-raiding-house-on-staunton-jasper-road/

  • charlesbigtruck

    It's time for a change, from the top on down.

  • SUSANM621

    WHO SIDE ARE THEY ON, NOT THE PEOPLES

  • Nathan Greenly

    The FBI and joint terrorism task force just raided two houses in my county today. One was owned by a retired firefighter and his wife. They are very modest people and don't bother a soul. Its sad that the supreme court does not uphold liberty and justice for all. Those people do not stand a chance.

    • Matthew Dec

      What the hell is the "Diplomatic Security Service?"

      "Authorities said the raid was conducted by federal agents with the Drug Enforcement Administration, Internal Revenue Service, Diplomatic Security Service and the U.S. Marshals Service along with officers from the Denver Police Department and state and local law enforcement...."

      http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/local-news/marijuana/dea-firefighters-raid-vip-cannabis-marijuana-shop-in-denver

    • Nathan Greenly

      The incident I talked about happened in Fayette county Ohio. The FBI along with feds that had JTTF "Joint terrorism task force on their coats raided two houses. I didn't know something in Denver happened too.

    • Nathan Greenly

      I have no clue what the Diplomatic security service is. This country is falling apart at the seams

  • trustingonlyinhim

    On the surface of it, it seems pretty clear.
    New prison camps & depots to house & hold approx 100 million people.
    Enough hollow point ammo (at last count 1.7 billion & climbing), to kill every man woman & child in America 5X over.
    Enough over sized FEMA coffins (aka grave liners) to bury people 3-5 at a time of up to another 100 million.
    A government that now has the ability & authority to simply get rid of up to 2/3 of its population.
    Importing radical muslims & placing sworn enemies in positions of power & authority.
    The NDAA simply puts all of the authority & goals they have been working towards in 1 easy to read document.
    Come on do you really think our government was capable of coming up with the non-Patriot act & making it into a law in less than 6 weeks ? That thing was sitting there just waiting to go.
    Just as FDR wanted the US involved ( but the American people said no) in WW2 before Pearl, he allowed PH to happen. Whether or not he knew it would be Pearl, is irrelevant.
    But if you look deeper it is all about setting up for the 1 world government & the final battle.
    When you see these things come to pass, look up for your redemption draweth nigh. Lu21:28.
    Prepare to meet thy God

  • patriotusa2

    Scalia no doubt knows a lot more than what he's saying, and what he did say, could very well be a warning. Many of us suspected that the DHS wasn't stockpiling a massive amount of weaponry and ammo for nothing, and that includes the building of all these FEMA camps. Conservatives, Christians and all those who oppose this NWO will be soon in the near future, be tasting the results of why these projects were started in the first place.

  • Matthew Dec

    Well, is it time to come "out of the closets" and manifest your numbers and voices, or does the "silence is golden" rule still apply?

  • Freedom?

    And we should reject their laws.