Have You Heard of the NDAA?

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) is a federal law specifying the budget and expenditures of the United States Department of Defense (DOD). Each year’s act also includes other provisions, some related to civil liberties (ACLU.org).

This year the bill added these egregious amendments in regard to closing Guantánamo Bay,

  • Brings Indefinite Detention to the U.S. Itself
  • Bolsters Claims of NDAA and AUMF Indefinite Detention Authority
  • Requires Report on Even More NDAA and AUMF Indefinite Detention Authority
  • Tries to Strip Federal Courts of Ability to Decide Challenges to Harmful Conditions
  • Violates Supreme Court Decision by Stripping Habeas Rights from Detainees Left at Guantánamo
  • Blocks Most Cleared Detainees from Going Home

For more information on the NDAA and how it affects our rights, check out the Santa Cruz Constitution Protection Zone at SantaCruzCPZ.org and like them on Facebook under Constitutional Protection Zones. Also, if you’re interested in the CPZ’s weekly meetings contact kim.w@romeroinstitute.org


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