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US judge blocks indefinite detention of Americans

Thursday, May 17, 2012

US judge blocks indefinite detention of Americans

A US federal judge has temporarily blocked a section of the controversial National Defense Authorization Act that allows for the indefinite military detention of US citizens.

­In a 68-page ruling, US District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed on Wednesday that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its language could be interpreted quite broadly and eventually be used to suppress political dissent.

"There is a strong public interest in protecting rights guaranteed by the First Amendment," Forrest wrote, according to CourtHouseNews.Com. ".... MORE
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URL: http://rt.com/usa/news/ndaa-judge-blocked-detention-437/

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