The following is a message posted on the Facebook page of the plaintiffs in Hedges v. Obama. The message was posted on April 28, 2014, at 12:10 p.m. Pacific Time.
We’re very sorry to let you all know that Hedges v. Obama, our lawsuit challenging the egregious assaults of the 2012 NDAA, has been denied. We did our best; we lost.
The Supreme Court has made it abundantly clear, first via Citizens United, then most recently via McCutcheon v. FTC, that corporations are “persons” who’s “free speech” must be protected at all costs – including the cost of democracy – while our rights – the rights of living, breathing people, the fundamental right of due process and our fundamental rights of free speech and association – those no longer matter. They are to be trampled.