California Moves a Step Closer to Nullifying Unconstitutional NDAA
Saturday, June 1, 2013
The National Defense Authorization Act strips the right of habeas corpus by applying broad detention power, using terms such as “associated forces” and “substantially supported,” thus allowing the federal government to detain and even execute any person, including an American citizen, on U.S. soil without due process. Sections 1021 and 1022 are particularly onerous.
In response, dozens of states and local jurisdictions continue to move toward nullifying this unconstitutional threat against basic civil liberties and human rights.
California is among those who are making significant, bipartisan, nearly unanimous statements to rebuke federal overreach. As we reported earlier, the California Liberty Preservation Act passed through Committee by a unanimous vote 6-0. Now the People’s Blog For The Constitution is reporting on another overwhelming victory.
Assembly Bill 351 was introduced February 13th, 2013 by Republican Assemblyman Tim Donnelly who was originally responsible for getting the issue into Committee. The Daily Caller noted at the time that even though the bill was introduced by a Republican, it received a unanimous vote across party lines.
The bill passed the Democrat-controlled committee 6-0 with the support of a wide-ranging coalition that included the American Civil Liberties Union, Tenth Amendment Center, San Francisco 99% Coalition, San Francisco Board of Supervisors and the Libertarian Party of California.