Carl Mayer returns to update desperate, disingenuous legal maneuvers from the "Justice" Department. Bottom line: unconstitutional detention rules are back in effect. Mayer and his co-counsel Bruce Afran represent Chris Hedges, Daniel Ellsberg and other plaintiffs, who won a permanent injunction against the broad, vague detention policies in section 1021 b 2 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). In this in-depth interview, Mayer first updates us on the scramble by government lawyers to reinstate the law, leading to a short-term "stay" of the ruling by Judge Katherine Forrest by an appeals court judge, following Forrest's refusal. Mayer offers commentary on key portions of Judge Forrest's ruling of September 12, which is blunt and unusual in many respects. You can download the ruling and follow the page references as we go through it. There's much more, including many quotes from the clear and blunt court ruling.
Mayer's team is fighting this case pro bono. You can contribute to help with legal expenses here or here.
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Carl Mayer runs the Mayer Law Group LLC and is the author of several books including “Shakedown” and “Public Domain, Private Dominion.” He is a former law professor and served as special counsel to the New York State Attorney General. Mr. Mayer dedicates his law practice, writing and electoral efforts to ending the tyranny of corporate power over American citizens. He has written in law journals opposing efforts by corporations to use the Bill of Rights intended only for American citizens to shield corporations from accountability and legal sanction. Mr. Mayer runs two blogs: one on national corporate corruption (Untouchables Group) and one on New Jersey corruption (New Jersey Untouchables).