Daily Archives: September 18, 2012

Obama Wins Right To Indefinitely Detain Americans Under NDAA

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Witness Against Torture: 96-Hour Cage Vigil at the White House

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Sep 18, 2012 by

DemocracyNow.org – The Obama administration has filed an emergency appeal of a federal judge’s decision to block a controversial statute that gave the government the power to carry out indefinite detention. Judge Katherine Forrest ruled against a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, authorizing the imprisonment of anyone deemed a terrorism suspect anywhere in the world without charge or trial. A group of journalists, scholars and political activists had brought the case, arguing the provision was so broad it could easily infringe on freedom of speech. Continue reading