@ Democracy Now! today
The House is expected to vote today on a massive $662 billion defense bill that could usher in a radical expansion of indefinite detention under the U.S. government. A provision in the National Defense Authorization Act would authorize the military to jail anyone it considers a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. We speak to Chris Anders, the senior legislative counsel in the American Civil Liberties Union’s Washington Legislative Office. Watch/Listen/Read
@ the ACLU website
- 12/14/2011 | Press Release | National Security
- 12/7/2011 | Blog | Detention
- On Thursday, Dec 2 I was in on a conference call with Chris Anders, ACLU's Senior Legislative Counsel and Scott Clinton, ACLU's Associate Director for Legislative Communication.
It was definitely an eye-opener for me. The call was recorded, and is now available in streaming audio here.
- A chief sponsor lays out his amazing views.