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US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA's Military Detention
Zero Hedge ^ | 9-12-2012 | Tyler Durden

Posted on 09/12/2012 10:13:16 PM PDT by Abiotic

Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act , specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have "substantially supported" al Qaeda, the Taliban or "associated forces." Hedges called the president's action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party "unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous." He attacked point blank the civil rights farce that is the neverending "war on terror" conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is unclear, but certainly attaining ever more intense retaliation from foreigners such as the furious attacks against the US consulates in Egypt and Libya.

He asked "why do U.S. citizens now need to be specifically singled out for military detention and denial of due process when under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force the president can apparently find the legal cover to serve as judge, jury and executioner to assassinate U.S. citizens." A few months later, in May, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of the authorization for military detention. Today, the war againt the true totalitarian terror won a decisive battle, when in a 112-opinion, Judge Forrest turned the temporary injunction, following an appeal by the totalitarian government from August 6, into a permanent one.

From Reuters

The permanent injunction prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a portion of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act's "Homeland Battlefield" provisions...............

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: bothparties; constitution; ndaa; obama; policestate

1 posted on 09/12/2012 10:13:21 PM PDT by Abiotic
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To: Abiotic

As if Barry cares what some judge says. He ignores Congress, the Supreme Court and the people.

2 posted on 09/12/2012 10:17:56 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (You cannot invade the mainland United States. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abe Lincoln didn’t listen to the men in black on indefinite detention, either. He didn’t even need any stinking law, just his word.

3 posted on 09/13/2012 1:08:03 AM PDT by Tublecane
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To: Abiotic

I think the detention of people who gave substantial aid to AlQeada is a good idea, starting with Obama and Hillary for their actions in Libya.

4 posted on 09/13/2012 4:08:42 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: freedomfiter2
The NDAA indefinite detention stautes were so broad that any US citizen could be targeted for whatever reason a US president chose. The Bill of Rights has been under attack at beakneck speed ever since 9-11. The whole point is that is was NOT limited to those aid 'Al Qaeda'. This cannot be looked at through a simple partisan lens, as there will presidents of both parties who would have these powers, be they Red Team or Blue Team. It was a profound stripping away of civil/legal rights that had been hard won throughout centuries of struggle in the West, from Magna Carta days onward.

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety, and most assuredly will soon be bereft of both. -- Benjamin Franklin

5 posted on 09/13/2012 8:16:48 AM PDT by Abiotic (The ship of democracy, which has weathered all storms, may sink through the mutiny of those on board)
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