Federal Judge Blocks ‘Indefinite Detention’ Law That Could Imprison Americans

Calling it an act of Congress that infringed on constitutional rights, a New York federal judge blocks NDAA, the bill that allows the government to indefinitely detain without trial an “individual who was part of or substantially supported” groups “engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”

Tuesday’s decision by a New York federal judge halts a key terror-fighting feature of the 2011 National Defense Authorization Act and is a blow to the Obama administration. The government urged U.S. District Judge Katherine B. Forrest not to adopt a nationwide ban on the measure, saying the move would be “extraordinary” and “unwarranted.”

(Source: RT.com)

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