The American people, have lost their fight to defeat the parts of the NDAA (a much worse version of Bush's Patriot act on steroids) that remove our constitutional rights under civil law. After a federal court ruled that the NDAA law was unconstitutional, we then lost in every appeal, and Chris Hedges just lost his last attempt at an appeal. This is a monumental loss for our personal freedoms.
A group of journalists and activists who filed a lawsuit two years ago challenging a controversial provision in a national defense spending bill that they claimed allows for the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens were dealt a crushing blow Monday when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their appeal.
In declining to hear the case, the highest court in the land effectively killed the lawsuit—Hedges V. Obama—which was brought by famed former New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize-winner Chris Hedges, Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg, renowned linguist Noam Chomsky, plus four others. Collectively, the plaintiffs were dubbed “The Magnificent Seven” by supporters.