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Kevin Gosztola; How Does a "Common Citizen' Know If They Can Be Target of NDAA?

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Image from a quicklink At the start of the first hearing on a lawsuit challenging the Homeland Battlefield Act, a federal judge appeared to be "extremely skeptical" that those pursuing the challenge had grounds to sue the US government. However, by the end of the hearing, the judge acknowledged plaintiffs had made some strong arguments on why there was reason to be concerned about the Act, which passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on New Year's Eve last year.

Adam Klasfeld of Courthouse News eported that Judge Katherine B. Forrest cited the lack of definition of terms such as "substantial support" or "associated forces," which appear in the law. Without clearly knowing what "substantial support" for terrorism or "associated forces" of terrorist groups could be, Forrest asked, "How does the common citizen know?

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