Birgitta Jónsdóttir

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Person.png Birgitta Jónsdóttir  Rdf-entity.pngRdf-icon.png
Born1967-04-17
Reykjavík, Iceland
PartyCitizens Movement,  (2009–2013),  Pirate Party,  (2013–present)

Employment.png Member of Parliament Wikipedia-icon.png

In office
2009 - Present

 

Legal Case

NamePlaintiff(s)Defendant(s)StartEndDescription
Hedges v. ObamaDaniel Ellsberg
Chris Hedges
Noam Chomsky
Jenifer Bolen
Kai Wargalla
Birgitta Jónsdóttir
Alexa O'Brien
Barack Obama
Leon Panetta
John McCain
John Boehner
Harry Reid
Eric Cantor
John Michael McConnell
Nancy Pelosi
United States of America
US Department of Defense
13 January 201228 April 2014The plaintiffs challenged the 2012 NDAA contending that indefinite detention on "suspicion of providing substantial support" to groups such as al-Qaeda and the Taliban was so vague as to allow unconstitutional, indefinite detention of civilians based on vague allegations. The Court of Appeals struck down an initial agreement, and the US Supreme Court concurred, arguing that the plaintiffs could not prove they would be affected by the law, so had no standing to contest it.
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