Michigan Nullifies NDAA’s Indefinite Detention

by | Dec 29, 2013 | Stress Blog

Michael Lofti of the Washington Times:

Governor Rick Snyder of Michigan signed Senate Bill No. 94 into law yesterday. The bill seeks to nullify section 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). ‘It is important to recall that indefinite detention first appeared in section 1021 of the 2012 NDAA, which provided warrant for indefinite detention of U.S. citizens,’ said Snyder.

Michigan State Senator Rick Jones says that no American citizen should fear being thrown in jail or prison without charges.

‘Historically Michigan first asserted Tenth Amendment rights in 1855 when we passed a law to block the fugitive slave act,’ says Jones. ‘I thought of this great history when I drafted and pushed this bill to nullify section 1021 of the NDAA within the state of Michigan.’

Jones says that he was able to gather support from both sides of the political aisle for the bill.

Tenth Amendment Center’s Mike Maharrey said, ‘This is a great step forward in protecting the basic due process rights of people in Michigan and gives activists there something to build upon. Moving forward, I would love to see the Michigan legislature expand the policy in two ways.’

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