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Court: Give me one.

 

Government: I'm not in a position to give one specific example.

  The Court then asked:   What does "directly supported' mean?

 

Government: We have not said anything about that in our brief.

 

Court: What do you think it means?

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Government: . . . Your Honor, we had focused so much on the phrase that was challenged by the plaintiffs, "substantial support' that I have not thought through exactly and we have not come to a position on what "direct support' and what that means.

 

The Court then asked: "Assume you were just an American citizen and you're reading the statute and you wanted to make sure you do not run afoul of it because you are a diligent U.S. citizen wanting to stay on the right side of -1021, and you read the phrase "directly supported'. What does that mean to you?"

 

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Government: Again it has to be taken in the context of armed conflict informed by the laws of war.

 

Court: That's fine. Tell me what that means?

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This legislation is a frightening step towards a c... by Jana Nestlerode on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 1:24:50 PM
Page not found pops up when clicking 2 - 5.... by Jerry Scott on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 7:03:25 PM
Inasmuch as only the first page of the Professor's... by M.I. Lee on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 8:53:00 PM
Not seeing much movement in this country to protes... by Deborah Dills on Saturday, Jun 16, 2012 at 10:17:04 PM
Maybe the representatives who voted for NDAA shou... by Rudy Avizius on Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:16:33 PM
Nestlerode has expressed my opinions exactly. Begi... by martin weiss on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 4:10:52 PM
people in power can violate our rights and abuse t... by Mark Adams JD/MBA on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 5:31:20 PM
I'm going to make it a point to read your writings... by Jana Nestlerode on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 3:44:43 PM
Great article Jana.  I was just spell bound... by acomfort acomfort on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 6:25:28 PM
This is an abrogation of the Constitution. Nothing... by Gustav Wynn on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 8:12:30 PM
Great comments.  But the answer to making sen... by Tom Madison on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 9:23:33 PM
The view that most Americans hold regarding NDAA i... by William Tremblay on Sunday, Jun 17, 2012 at 11:42:15 PM
Under the 2001 law and the NDAA, citizens can be d... by Laura Stein on Sunday, Jul 1, 2012 at 1:32:47 AM
I wonder if the people who voted for this draconia... by Brian Kerry on Monday, Jun 18, 2012 at 11:50:25 AM
The view that most Americans hold regarding NDAA i... by William Tremblay on Wednesday, Jun 20, 2012 at 12:18:58 AM
There were hundreds of thousands of us Americans w... by Tim Sanders on Thursday, Jun 21, 2012 at 2:57:54 AM
Great article. Thank you for putting the pieces to... by Rudy Avizius on Thursday, Jun 28, 2012 at 2:09:07 PM