Call to Action! Appeals Court Date – Feb. 6, 2013

Our second circuit court date has been set for Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 10AM, in the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit – Thurgood Marshall Courthouse, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY – Room 1505 on 15th floor. If you support our efforts to restore your rights and are in the New York area, please publicly show your support by joining us in court this day! Your presence matters. Please share this widely, and invite your friends!

The full schedule for the day’s events as well as links to the live stream of the panel here.

On September 12, 2012 we had one of the biggest victories for civil liberties and against government overreach in a decade. Federal Judge Katherine Forrest granted a permanent injunction against Section 1021(b)(2), the government promptly filed an appeal, and then went further: they requested a stay of execution on the injunction from Judge Forrest, once again providing no evidence and failing to answer all of her questions and concerns, while again claiming that the detention powers of the Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) of 2001, (the law that allows the president to detain those who were involved in the 9/11 attacks and/or are members of Al Qaeda or the Taliban) and the NDAA’s Section 1021 powers are precisely the same.

This is disingenuous. Section 1021 provides sweeping powers of detention through incredibly vague and undefined terms, that are missing in the AUMF. The government is completely contradicting itself. Judge Forrest made it clear that her ruling did not touch the AUMF. And in their request for an emergency stay, the government claimed “irreparable harm” would be incurred if they do not have the powers of Section 1021. On October 2, 2012, a stay against the permanent injunction was granted by a three judge motions panel of the Second District US Court of Appeals, pending appeal on the merits.

Thank you for your interest in our case. Please continue to support us in any way you can!

38 thoughts on “Call to Action! Appeals Court Date – Feb. 6, 2013

  1. Although in Europe, I fully support your campaign and have shared your link amongst my US fb ‘friends’ as well as other fb groups for sharing. The very best to you all who can actually make the date with your protest….Bill Nicholson..Poland.

  2. I Don’t know whats wrong but when they are being indefinitely detained, it will be to late for them, my father and my Daughter both fought for our freedoms, the last five Presidents have been setting this up,and none of them served.

  3. Can you guys post a web page explaining this cause without so many acronyms and legal speak? If you want popular support, you need to communicate the issue plainly… I really can’t follow what this is about. Please help bring others to the table..

    • This is not a state issue my friend, this is all of ours, look it up please, this is what the government can do to YOU

  4. So what can we do out here far away from new York, flood district court with email and calls? Website? This.issue is a national one and affects all of us.

  5. I’m just seeing the FB invite for this now. Please keep us informed and updated with any further action that we can take. Hopefully this is not the end of the conversation, unless we’ve won, of course.

  6. The scariest part to me is that a funding bill could be used to take down one of our constitutional rights. To think that these people would then act as if it were a real law and use it. I am amazed. That our government no longer even pretends to listen to the people is also unbelievably amazing too.

  7. I spent 10 years as an activist; knocking on doors, petitioning, phone banking, registering voters…Trust me, they don’t care..The government can do whatever they want because they know they’re herding sheep.

  8. I think we have far more direct threats to freedom to worry about. Did NY not just make it illegal to buy a large soda!? I’m not scared of the government knocking down my door to drag me away for no reason, I’m worried about it being illegal for me to sell a large sprite, or let my customers smoke in my own damn bar.
    The government is not takeing away our freedom… we are GIVEING IT AWAY. You don’t need to like soda or be a smoker to demand the freedom to do it if you DID want to. Americans have given up on freedom and are DEMANDING it be taken away.

  9. You can still do something! If I’m not mistaken, the court still has to make its decision. Write the court and firmly but politely tell them to do the right thing for all Americans!
    The U. S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
    40 Centre Street
    Room 1505, 15th floor
    New York, NY 10007

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