September 13th, 2012
(HigginsBlog) – President Obama has appealed, in near record time, a Federal court ruling permanently banning of the detention of U.S. citizens without trial.
Yesterday U.S Federal Judge Katherine Forrest denied Obama’s appeal against the preliminary injunction issued last month banning the indefinite detention of US citizens without charge.
In denying Obama’s appeal Judge Forrest issued a permanent injunction ban on the unconstitutional practice.
A federal judge has ruled against President Obama’s NDAA appeal issuing permanent injunction against the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens without trial.
After a long fought legal battle journalists and activists have won a major battle against one of the most totalitarian pieces of legislation in the history of the United States.
The legislation formally known as the National Defense Authorization Action has several constitutional trampling provisions.
The most outrageous of those provisions allowed the United States government to place U.S. citizens in jail indefinitely without ever filing charges, providing access to a lawyer or even allowing those thrown in CIA torture prisons the opportunity to defend themselves against the allegations they are being detained.
That section of the NDAA has now been permanently blocked after a federal judge issued a final injunction banning the used of the indefinite detention provision in the so-called “homeland battlefield” bill.
The authority to do so was given because the bill gives the President the authority to conduct military operations in any country in the world, including inside the United States, to fight the so-called war on terror with the need for congressional approval to do so which is effectively a suspension of Posse Comitatus.
Back in January Journalist Chris Hedges filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration to fight the totalitarian powers given in the declaration of World War 3 known as the NDAA.
Given the fact the bill presented a clear and present danger to the US Constitution Hedges was joined by a coalition of activists and journalist.
Those journalist filed shocking briefs in the lawsuit detailing how the NDAA was being using to silence political dissent and journalism critical of the US government.
Per standard procedure the corporate media remained silent after not being given a press release from the government to parrot as the case went to trial.
Now in near record time, as if the Obama administration had some kind of foreknowledge of the Judge’s ruling would be, his lawyers at the Department of Injustice have appealed the permanent injunction in nearly record time.
A federal judge blocked the government from enforcing a statute that allows the indefinite detention without trial of terrorism suspects. That means a victory for journalists and the activists fighting the law who could be arrested because their jobs sometimes require them to interact with suspect on the government’s radar, but it could be a victory short-lived. Only one day after a judge granted a permanent injunction on the NDAA provision, the White House asked for an appeal.
And more from Business Insider:
REPORT: Obama Has Appealed Yesterday’s Indefinite Detention Ruling
This sent a chill down my spine. In the midst of my interview with Tangerine Bolen, a plaintiff in the lawsuit against the NDAA’s indefinite detention provisions & coordinator of StopNDAA.org, she received an email from her lawyer to inform her that the Obama administration has alreadyappealed yesterday’s historic court ruling. That court ruling found indefinite detention to be unconstitutional, and issued a permanent block of that provision. Listen to the full interview directly below.For a man who doesn’t want the ability to order the military to abduct and detain citizens – without charge or trial – it is quite odd that his administration is appealing yet again.
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