Carl Mayer, attorney who won ruling that NDAA detention clause is unconstitutional, files new appeal with US Supreme Court today… Great confusion remains from the detention clause 1021-b of the 2012 Defense budget bill, which permits detention of citizens and residents without charge or trial, at a military base, on suspicion of terrorist connections. Mayer explains that on October 2, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals issued a temporary stay on the injunction issued Sept. 12. Today, he filed an emergency brief with Justice Ginsburg to lift that stay. The full interview will be released tomorrow.
–crisis continues in Egypt, as judges refuse to monitor this Saturday’s election to approve a new constitutions
–prime minister of Mali arrested, will this forestall military action?
–NATO strategy is failing in Afghanistan, no surprise. Hear this excerpt from our interview with author Tamim Ansary about the “cultural continuum” of people in Afghanistan
–Bradley Manning’s pre-trial hearings in court martial come to an end
–North Korea launches new missile