From an interview that aired on C-SPAN2, Book TV on 10/29/11. Keep in mind this was during the height of my media travels for the Occupy movement, just two short months before Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act at midnight on New Year's 2012. I remember this night as clearly as remember 9/11.
Twelve days later, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges and others, including Chomsky, sued the Obama Administration and won. The presiding judge ruled for a permanent injunction and deemed the NDAA unconstitutional. Obama sought a second judge who lifted the permanent injunction, holding that "none of the challengers had a right to pursue their claim because they could not show that they were harmed by the NDAA."
I often wonder if this can be challenged by a second group of plaintiffs who have certainly been harmed by this unconstitutional practice and now states are creating unconstitutional laws making protest illegal under the NDAA with this new administration. This effects ALL Americans who believe in freedom of assembly, speech and journalism. If this president wishes to dismantle the deep state -- we the people should dismantle the laws it it put in place. Otherwise, the new boss proves himself the same as the former deep state boss. Just a thought.