The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) was signed by the President on 12/31/2011. In violation of the Bill of Rights, this act allows the President to indefinitely imprison US citizens without trial.
This page provides summaries of the act, arguments against it from across the ideological spectrum, and a petition that allows you to contact your elected federal officials to state your disappointment with this act. (If you have any information that you believe should be added to this page, please let me know.)
By far, the best summary of this act was provided by Jon Stewart on The Daily Show:
December 7th, 2011 Daily Show with Jon Stewart Segment: Arrested Development Part 1
December 7th, 2011 Daily Show with Jon Stewart Segment: Arrested Development Part 2
President's Signing Statement
Text of the Final Version
2. ARGUMENTS AGAINST THE NDAA
Two US Four Star Generals Speak Out Against The NDAA
Glenn Greenwald of Salon.com
Conservative Fox News Analyst Criticizes NDAA
Conor Friedersdorf of The Atlantic
The Conservative Reid Smith of the American Spectator
Andrew Rosenthal of the New York Times
David Seaman of Business Insider
Do you want to tell your US Representative, US Senators, and President that you are against the NDAA? If so, this petition allows you to send letters to all four of them.