US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Military Detention Provision

US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Military Detention Provision

Back in January, Pulitzer winning journalist Chris Hedges sued President Obama and the recently passed National Defense Authorization Act, specifically challenging the legality of the Authorization for Use of Military Force or, the provision that authorizes military detention for people deemed to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban or “associated forces.” Hedges called the president’s action allowing indefinite detention, which was signed into law with little opposition from either party “unforgivable, unconstitutional and exceedingly dangerous.” He attacked point blank the civil rights farce that is the neverending “war on terror” conducted by both parties, targetting whom exactly is unclear, but certainly attaining ever more intense retaliation from foreigners such as the furious attacks against the US consulates in Egypt and Libya. He asked “why do U.S. citizens now need to be specifically singled out for military detention and denial of due process when under the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force the president can apparently find the legal cover to serve as judge, jury and executioner to assassinate U.S. citizens.” A few months later, in May, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled in favor of a temporary injunction blocking the enforcement of the authorization for military detention. Today, the war againt the true totalitarian terror won a decisive battle, when in a 112-opinion, Judge Forrest turned the temporary injunction, following an appeal by the totalitarian government from August 6, into a permanent one.

From Reuters

The permanent injunction prevents the U.S. government from enforcing a portion of Section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act’s “Homeland Battlefield” provisions.

The opinion stems from a January lawsuit filed by former New York Times war correspondent and Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hedges and others. The plaintiffs said they had no assurance that their writing and advocacy activities would not fall under the scope of the provision.

Government attorneys argued that the executive branch is entitled to latitude when it comes to cases of national security and that the law is neither too broad nor overly vague.

“This court does not disagree with the principle that the president has primacy in foreign affairs,” the judge said, but that she was not convinced by government arguments.

“The government has not stated that such conduct – which, by analogy, covers any writing, journalistic and associational activities that involve al Qaeda, the Taliban or whomever is deemed “associated forces” – does not fall within § 1021(b)(2).”

Rest here…

Copy of the ruling below…

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4 Responses to “US Totalitarianism Loses Major Battle As Judge Permanently Blocks NDAA’s Military Detention Provision”
  1. stripes says:

    Chalk one up for WE THE PEOPLE….! The fraud has to stop… What kind of an American would draft…legislate…vote for…sign..and pass into law this fascist garbage..? No American that I know. They are testing us to see if we are paying attention. This proves they now know we are. Media reporting, Americans are buying millions of guns a month and are arming themselves to defend their rights against a Government they no longer trust. We should always be prepared to defend our Bill of Rights under the SUPREME LAW OF THIS LAND…THE UNITED STATES CONSTITUTION ..!

  2. Tee says:

    FA RIGHT !!!!!

  3. Ken Hansen says:

    This is huge. This is important. We can lose everything else, but we cannot lose our freedoms.
    Shame on these politicians!

    • Faith says:

      Please remember it was under Bush that this horror of letting Americans die happened in New Orleans. Then we need to think- Does the Military run our Gov. along with Wall Street?
      I see Fox news on this. Not a fan.
      What do we do to take back the control of our Country? We think of each other as family.
      Each and every one of us. We are America. Not the Corporations that are trying to control us.
      God give our sons and daughters the strength to stand up for US!

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