US Federal Judge: Permanent Injunction against Indefinite Detention without trial (NDAA)

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“A huge and historic victory for democracy”

Judge Forrest’s decision this week reaffirms her earlier ruling that prohibits the US government from abiding by the indefinite detention provision in the NDAA, a clause that allows for American citizens to be detained and held on the suspicion of supporting terrorists “or associated forces” until a very vague time frame described as only “until the end of hostilities.”RT (1)

A federal judge has ruled that the Government can not enforce a provision that allows the military to detain those in support of terrorists or “associated forces.” The latter words here are key – that’s because the plaintiffs in this case against consist of reporters and activists that say they believe they can fall under this category by reporting in the Middle East. According to the group they can be indefinitely detained because their jobs sometimes require them to interact with terrorists. The judge granted a temporary injunction back in May which put a temporary block on that part of the law. Federal judge Katherine Forrest has now made the order permanent. Carl Mayer, an attorney with the Mayer Law Group and co-counsel to the plaintiff in this case, joins RT’s Liz Wahl for the details. (2)

Media ignores NDAA

Sources:
(1) White House continues fight to indefinitely detain Americans without charge under NDAA, by RT, Sept 14, 2012
(2) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-FEQ7_bL0GM&list=UUczrL-2b-gYK3l4yDld4XlQ&index=8&feature=plcp

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