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Federal judge rules against NDAA indefinite detention provision

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by poncho, Sep 13, 2012.

  1. poncho

    poncho Well-Known Member

    Mar 30, 2004
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    New York - A federal judge has ruled against a highly controversial provision of the National Defense Authorization Act signed into law by President Barack Obama that authorizes the indefinite military detention of Americans without charge or trial.

    In her 112-page ruling, Judge Katherine B. Forrest of the US District Court for Southern New York called the indefinite detention provision "facially unconstitutional" and said it "impermissibly impinges upon guaranteed First Amendment rights and lacks sufficient definitional structure and protections to meet the requirements of due process." Forrest, an Obama appointee, had already issued a preliminary injunction against the provision in May, blocking the government from using the law to indefinitely detain anyone without trial. Wednesday's ruling made that injunction permanent.

    Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/332752#ixzz26OfdK8cC
  2. billwald

    billwald New Member

    Jun 28, 2000
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    Thanks for the good news!