Hot! Police State News: Judge Strikes Down Indefinite Detention Provisions

The New American | New York Federal Judge Katherine Forrest struck down a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allows Americans to be indefinitely detained simply for being accused of supporting terrorist groups.

The ruling was in response to a lawsuit brought by journalists and scholars who were concerned that the NDAA would allow them to be indefinitely detained for speaking their minds.

The Obama administration and supporters of the NDAA had denied that the provisions found within the Act pertain to U.S. citizens but analysts noted that there was no language in any of the sections that exempted U.S. citizens. In the judges ruling of the case, she wrote that the plaintiffs “present evidence that First Amendment rights have already been harmed and will be harmed by the prospect of the law being enforced.”

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