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Obama: 'It's Unconstitutional to NOT detain any citizen without trial'

Obama: 'It's Unconstitutional to NOT detain any citizen without trial'

September 18, 2012 - The Obama administration had some harsh words Friday after a federal judge appointed by Obama said the government doesn't have a right to indefinitely detain anyone even remotely associated with terrorist groups. Judge Katherine B. Forrest permanently blocked the government from enforcing the National Defense Authorization Act, claiming it was too vague and would have a "chilling effect" on free speech.

And now the Department of Justice is calling Forrest's ruling "unprecedented," arguing that the government has long had the authority to detain anyone it deems a threat to the county, The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reported Friday.

And on Monday, the Justice Department asked the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals to put the ruling on hold, according to Law Blog.

Forrest's ruling oversteps the court's authority and infringes on Obama's power to act as Commander in Chief, according to the government's court filings.

The Justice Department requested a stay of the ruling pending appeal, which Forrest denied Friday.

Carl Mayer, an attorney for the plaintiffs in the case has hailed the decision as a "huge and historic victory for democracy," saying he believes any challenges from the Obama administration will be shot down, RT reported over the weekend.

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White House continues fight to indefinitely detain Americans without charge under NDAA

Only hours after a US district judge made permanent an injunction that bans the indefinite military detention of Americans without charge, the White House said they'd appeal to continue their efforts to keep a controversial new law on the books. On Thursday, the Obama administration acknowledged that they plan to challenge a ruling made only a day...

Carl Mayer Comments: Obama Administration Files Emergency Motions to Overturn Federal Judge's Injunction of NDAA in Hedges v. Obama.

Justice Department, In Extraordinary Legal Maneuvers, Fights Late Into The Night And Over The Weekend To Retain President's Power To Send U.S. Citizens To Military Prisons Without Right to Trial or Attorney. Emergency Stay Motion to Be Filed Monday, September 17th By The Justice Department After Late Friday Night Filing. NEW YORK, Sept.

Federal Judge Permanently Blocks the Indefinite Detainment Provision of the NDAA, Because It's Unconstitutional, Obama Administration Appeals [Updated]

White House continues fight to indefinitely detain Americans without charge under NDAA

( via businessinsider.com )


  • Paulgd#

    Paulgd wrote September 18, 2012 3:25:45 PM CEST

    its time to indict these murdering scumbags and show them for what they really are,genetic defects that believe
    they have a god given right to rule,my arse.
    this is what happens when inbreeding goes too far people.

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