Thursday, February 20, 2014

Arizona NDAA nullification bill moves forward

Activist Post

Today, an Arizona state senate committee gave initial approval to a bill nullifying indefinite detention under the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 or any other federal law which might claim to authorize the same. The vote was 4-3.

Introduced by State Sen. Judy Burges, SB1291 would ban the state of Arizona from enforcing sections 1021 and 1022 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act. These sections purport to give authority to the federal government to indefinitely detain anyone, anywhere – without charge or trial. This bill also covers indefinite detention without due process authorized under “any similar law or authority enacted or claimed by Congress or the President.”

The bill garnered a large number of cosponsors, including Senators Crandell, Farnsworth, Murphy, Melvin, Shooter, Ward and Representatives Borrelli, Mitchell, Seel, Thorpe, Townsend, Barton, Gowan, Livingston, Lovas and Petersen.