Washington, D.C. — This is no April Fool’s joke – a new round of sanctions now specifically denies US citizens due process. See the excerpt and link to the executive order below:
Sec. 7. For those persons whose property and interests in property are blocked pursuant to this order who might have a constitutional presence in the United States, I find that because of the ability to transfer funds or other assets instantaneously, prior notice to such persons of measures to be taken pursuant to this order would render those measures ineffectual. I therefore determine that for these measures to be effective in addressing the national emergency declared in this order, there need be no prior notice of a listing or determination made pursuant to section 1 of this order.
I archived the order here as a PDF: Executive Order for April 1, 2015.
And here is a zero liability provision:
Sec. 10. This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.
If someone is mistakenly sanctioned, or sanctioned intentionally for something NOT covered by this order, it appears on the order’s face that there’s a snowball’s chance in you-know-where of suing and then getting reparations.
According to this order, anyone who so much as sells a service or good such as food, a car, a rental place, etc. can also be subject to sanctions for associating with a sanctioned “entity” through the provisioning of shelter, food, medicine, etc.
Anyone who donates to Snowden could theoretically be sanctioned, their property taken away, and put upon a “do not sell or provide services to” list.