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BREAKING NEWS: US Judge Blocks NDAA Indefinite Detention of Americans!!!


 

A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a section of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act that allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens.

­In a 68-page ruling, US District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed on Wednesday that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its language could be interpreted quite broadly and eventually be used to suppress political dissent.

“There is a strong public interest in protecting rights guaranteed by the First Amendment,” Forrest wrote, according to CourtHouseNews.Com. “There is also a strong public interest in ensuring that due process rights guaranteed by the Fifth Amendment are protected by ensuring that ordinary citizens are able to understand the scope of conduct that could subject them to indefinite military detention.”

The Manhattan judge therefore ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued US officials, including President Barack Obama. They claimed that the act, which was signed into law on December 31, makes them fear possible arrest by US armed forces.

Among those who filed the complaint, Bloomberg reports, was former New York Times reporter Christopher Hedges. According to the journalist, NDAA would allow federal authorities to hold him in custody just for interviewing individuals who were detained on “suspicion of providing substantial support” to people engaged in hostilities against the US.

The order by Judge Forrest prevents the enforcement of the statute provision, pending further order of the court or an amendment to the statute by the US Congress.

 

SOURCE: http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-judge-blocked-detention-437/

  1. May 16, 2012 at 19:52

    ……If only this holds……It would be a tremenduous redress of a great wrong…….If only some more of the insane, unconstitutional garbage could be reversed….

    • May 16, 2012 at 20:06

      Sad to say that I have very little faith this will hold, but it’s an inconvenience for the regime, which is enough to make me snicker. We don’t have enough politicians with a spine who will speak out against this. Most all of them have already sold us out.

      • May 16, 2012 at 20:30

        …..Thank you for all you do……I truly feel your pain…..I have read so much that you post……Your love of freedom and your country is so inspiring…..I admire your great courage….You put everything you have on the line…..I hope there will be no retribution. I’m sure THEY read you too…….If we must die one day for being right…..it is better to die for something than to live for nothing…..I went for a long hike in the mountains/woods today…..felt so free…..my spirit was refreshed……I picked some poke sallet and had a runin with a big copperhead….came home and worked in my garden……listened to birdsongs on youtube…..feel good……

      • May 16, 2012 at 20:37

        Thank you for the very kind comment, Mr. Haml. Some days are better than others, but one thing we know for certain….. We’re in for a LOT of sorrow.

        I will take the time I need to refresh my soul by taking hikes and spending quality time with my dog. While I still can.

      • May 16, 2012 at 20:51

        …..I am so glad that you can do that……Take care of yourself….and your companion…Don’t let THEM burn you out inside……Stay in control of your own life as much as you can…….That’s what I do…….We’re right…..they”re wrong….Have a great evening!!!!!!

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