NY Judge Still Says President Obama Cannot Indefinitely Detain Americans

Via RT:

Sorry, Mr. President. A US Federal judge has clarified a decision made last month with some news sure to upset the Obama administration: the White House cannot use the NDAA to indefinitely detain American citizens.

Judge Katherine B. Forrest has answered a request made by US President Barack Obama last month to more carefully explain a May 16 ruling made in a Southern District of New York courtroom regarding the National Defense Authorization Act. Clarifying the meaning behind her injunction, Judge Forrest confirms in an eight-page memorandum opinion this week that the NDAA’s controversial provision that permits  indefinite detention cannot be used on any of America’s own citizens.

Last month Judge Forrest ruled in favor of a group of journalists and activists whom filed a suit challenging the constitutionality of Section 1021 of the NDAA, a defense spending bill signed into law by President Obama on New Year’s Eve. Specifically, Judge Forrest said in her injunction that the legislation contained elements that had a “chilling impact on First Amendment rights” and ruled that no, the government cannot imprison Americans over suspected ties with terrorists…

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3 Responses to NY Judge Still Says President Obama Cannot Indefinitely Detain Americans

  1. Zenc June 15, 2012 at 12:19 pm #

    It’s actually sort of surprising to see a legal opinion where common sense, proper legal reasoning, and respect for the Constitution prevailed.

    What a shame.

     

  2. DoctaFoo June 16, 2012 at 6:36 pm #

    Thank goodness, a judge who’s not bought out!!

  3. VoxMagi June 18, 2012 at 1:32 am #

    Nice to see a reminder that at least a few in the justice and legal system  aren’t wholly owned subsidiaries of “Fuck You Peons, Inc.”

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