Wednesday, 19 September 2012

White House Demands Military Prisons for Americans Under NDAA

The White House has asked the US Second Circuit Court of Appeals to place an emergency stay on a ruling made last week by a federal judge so that the president’s power to indefinitely detain Americans without charge is reaffirmed immediately.

On Wednesday, September 12, US District Court Judge Katherine Forrest made permanent a temporary injunction she issued in May that bars the federal government from abiding by the indefinite detention provision in the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012, or NDAA. Judge Forrest ruled that a clause that gives the government the power to arrest US citizens suspected of maintaining alliances with terrorists and hold them without due process violated the Constitution and that the White House would be stripped of that ability immediately.

Only hours after Judge Forrest issued last week’s ruling, the Obama administration threatened to appeal the decision, and on Monday morning they followed through

Terrorists at work! There are ones with guns running around overseas and there are ones wearing suits closer to home.

Note: the NDAA basically allows the President to detain, without trial, anyone who is suspected of aiding 'terrorists'. People who criticise the Government may indeed be aiding 'the terrorists'...

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 19th, 2012.]

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