Saturday, May 19, 2012

Pushing back against tyranny: Judge rules indefinite detention sections of NDAA unconstitutional

By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie
Finally, some good news! I relish the opportunity to report truly positive news whenever possible, and recently U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest of New York’s Eastern District gave me such an opportunity.
For those who are unfamiliar with the tyrannical and ludicrously unconstitutional sections in question, please read my articles on the subject, especially my article debunking the myths surrounding these portions of the legislation.
I have covered this disturbing legislation in considerable detail, all the way back to the precursor bill in the Senate and through to Barack Obama’s New Year’s gift to America: the signing of this liberty-crushing legislation into law.
Judge Forrest, who heard the case being put forth by a coalition of individuals including Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, ruled that the indefinite detention sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 (NDAA) have a “chilling impact on First Amendment rights.”
The Judge ruled that the group of reporters and activists who filed the lawsuit had no way of knowing if they could be indefinitely held in military custody without charge or trial.
In her written opinion, Judge Forrest stated that these sections are an unconstitutional infringement not only on our right to free speech as protected by the First Amendment but also our right to due process, protected by the Fifth Amendment.

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Galt-in-Da-Box said...

You will be amazed how many right-wingers will scream about "judicial activism" and how this is a "terrorists' bill of rights"...I say if Black Panthers could march around California carrying automatics in 65 and FedGov did nothing to stop them, and we've been letting the fucking ragheads in clear back to that time, why do we need an American gestapo now!?
This judge did the right thing!

billy pilgrim said...

you were out of commission yesterday, i thought the obumble thought police had shut you down.

Bob said...

Back up! Good show!

texlahoma said...

Galt - It sure is nice to see some good news.

Billy - They got my neighbor, I was piggybacking off of his wireless signal.
No they said there had been "unusual activity" whatever that is.

Bob - Thanks, it turned out to be no big deal.

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