from the ACLU
n December, Congress made a colossal mistake by passing the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes this president and all future presidents to order the military to put civilians picked up far from any battlefield into indefinite detention without charge or trial, based on suspicion alone.
But now Congress has a chance to own up to its mistakes and start to fix them. On Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., the Senate Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing to address problems caused by the NDAA. This first-ever hearing on the NDAA detention provisions is the first step for Congress to try to clean up the NDAA’s mess. The statute will only get fixed, however, if Congress hears from you.