Federal Court In New York Just Ruled Indefinite Detention Unconstitutional and Issued A Permanent Injunction Against Use Of That Law

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Updated Sept 13, 2012

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Sept. 12, 2012

We Won! Tell Obama: Don’t Appeal NDAA Court Ruling

We did it! But now we need your help putting pressure on Obama.

A federal court in New York just ruled indefinite detention UNCONSTITUTIONAL and issued a permanent injunction against use of that law. The provision would have allowed the military to detain civilians — even Americans — indefinitely and without trial if they’re accused of certain crimes or even just associated with certain criminals.

Please add your name at right to tell Obama to back off of his support of indefinite detention, and tell your senators to oppose it when it comes up for a vote this fall.

It’s an egregious violation of the Constitution, a disgusting infringement upon our due process rights, and has already had a chilling effect on activists and journalists.

That’s why writer Chris Hedges, Noam Chomsky, Tangerine Bolen, and others sued to block it.

Shockingly, the Obama administration has consistently supported indefinite detention this year — signing it into law in the dark of night on New Year’s Eve and defending it in court. If we don’t do anything, they’ll probably keep fighting to protect this law!

Please add your name at right and then use these links to get your friends involved — Obama will be deciding whether to appeal in a matter of days.

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via http://act.demandprogress.org

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Updated

Sep 13, 2012 by

“A federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked the U.S. military from enforcing a law allowing it to indefinitely detain anyone accused of aiding or participating in terrorism. In May, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest issued a preliminary injunction barring the government from enforcing one paragraph of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a 565-page military appropriations bill that sailed through Congress late last year. President Barack Obama signed the bill on New Year’s Eve…”.* The Young Turks host Cenk Uygur shares his thoughts.

*Read more here from ADAM KLASFELD / Courthouse News Service: http://www.courthousenews.com/2012/09/12/50218.htm

NDAA: Judge Strikes Down Indefinite Detention Provision

see

Chris Hedges: The Assault on Civil Liberties Under Obama More Egregious Than Under Bush + Carl Mayer: They Can’t Chill Your Freedom of Speech (Sept. 14, 2012)

White House Appeals NDAA Indefinite Detention Ruling (Sept. 13, 2012)

Chris Hedges: NDAA Allows For Indefinite Detention, Which In An Age Of Permanent War Is A Very Long Time

Naomi Wolf: U.S. instigating violent crackdown on whistleblowers, dissent

NDAA on trial: Obama Administration fights ban on indefinite detention of Americans

Criminalizing Dissent by Chris Hedges

Chris Hedges: When Empires Emplode + Update on the NDAA Lawsuit

Chris Hedges: No Outcry Within Media on NDAA

9 thoughts on “Federal Court In New York Just Ruled Indefinite Detention Unconstitutional and Issued A Permanent Injunction Against Use Of That Law

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  5. i wish,with all my heart that this ruling will really chance things,but i doubt it,it will never be that easy ever again folks!!!!there is only one way to stop the madness ,we need to finally join en mass,by the millions upon millions the few brave souls that have had the courage to stand against our evil/insane gov. and we ALL NEED TO STAND UP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  7. Adhering to this ruling…I’ll believe it when I see it. What the US could use is a thorough clean-up, from top to bottom at all levels of government – federal and state.

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