Skip to comments.US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA's Military Detention
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.
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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As if Barry cares what some judge says. He ignores Congress, the Supreme Court and the people.
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.
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.
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