Military Detention Law Blocked by U.S. Judge in New York (NDAA)

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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The case is Hedges v. Obama, 12-cv-00331, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York (Manhattan)


www.bloomberg.com...


A federal judge permanently blocked enforcement of a U.S. law that opponents claim may subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan today ruled that the law, passed as part of the National Defense Authorization Act for 2012, is unconstitutionally vague.

“Here, the stakes get no higher: indefinite military detention -- potential detention during a war on terrorism that is not expected to end in the foreseeable future, if ever,” Forrest wrote in a 112-page opinion today. “The Constitution requires specificity -- and that specificity is absent” from the law.

Forrest made permanent a preliminary injunction against the law that she ordered in May, ruling today that the statute violates rights guaranteed by the First, Fifth and 14th Amendments to the U.S. Constitution. The government is appealing Forrest’s May order.

Ellen Davis, a spokeswoman for U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara in Manhattan, declined to comment on the ruling.


Woot! Rational and good people are in the system making themselves known and finally saying no to injustice! Support this judge! Of course you will!

Katherine B. Forrest | Wikipedia


Katherine Bolan Forrest (born February 13, 1964) is an American lawyer and judge, serving on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.



On May 4, 2011, President Barack Obama nominated Forrest to fill a judicial seat on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York that had been vacated by Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who took senior status at the end of 2010.[5] The U.S. Senate confirmed Forrest in a voice vote on October 13, 2011.[6][7] She received her judicial commission on October 17, 2011.





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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:56 PM
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Thats good news. A little suprised this came out of New York, but good news nonetheless.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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how much you wanna bet she ends up dead or involved in a highly publicized scandal.
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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:58 PM
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Now if only she can overturn the price and sales of cigarettes.

My goodness, 10-15 a pack is ridiculous.

If she changes that law, I'll move to NY.

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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 09:59 PM
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Thank you for sharing this and it makes an otherwise horrible day just a little bit better than it otherwise would have been. There is damn little to feel good about right now, but between the status update on the Voyager probes and now this bit of sunshine in the darkness, at least one can't say the day is a total loss. (Just awfully close).

It tells me our system still works.
The White House can be a political hackery, the Congress can be full of losers, crooks and scumbags. Yet, as long as one branch remains functional with all the proper authority our Constitution empowered them with, it can still come out decently in the end.

One of my better performing threads was done recently on a similar victory over Tyranny by a Court at the federal Appellate level. The system is broken....like a car with oval wheels....but those wheels still manage to turn and the men in black, quite literally, are the reason why in my opinion..and at least for the past 12 years.

Go Judge Go!



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:10 PM
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Hurrah for the Judge. Bet she'll be getting a call from Holder and the DOJ tomorrow.....

Des






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posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Really forces the PTB's hand as well: gov't is going to appeal. That piece of treasonous law was writtten EXACTLY how they wanted it. Our fears were well founded.



posted on Sep, 12 2012 @ 10:17 PM
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Awesome.

Let's just hope it sticks and she doesn't get whacked by tptb.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:17 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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how much you wanna bet she ends up dead or involved in a highly publicized scandal.
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...or dies in a plane crash....



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 04:09 AM
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All it seems that they'd need to do is to put some sort of limits on the detention time but probably allowing you to be redetained the moment you finish the current one and perhaps define the scope of the use a bit more clearly then its back to square one



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 05:41 AM
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It's about damn time a federal judge(or any judge for that matter) finally stood up to the government instead of giving them carte blanche.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 09:09 AM
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Originally posted by DocHolidaze
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how much you wanna bet she ends up dead or involved in a highly publicized scandal.
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Yup. Let's see, since she's a woman it won't likely be child porn or hiring of prostitutes. I'm gonna go with corruption in the form of accepting bribes or possibly hiring an illegal imigrant to cut her lawn. IRS entanglement is also in her forseeable future. I'm glad someone has stuck their neck out on this issue though. Good on her, and I hope she survives and her ruling stands.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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The NDAA was and is one of the most treasonous pieces of legislature ever to hit the floor. Thank God for Federal Judges. I read somewhere that she told the Presidents lawyers to not even bother to appeal it but they went ahead and did it anyway. Really, anyone who voted this bill into existence should be arrested and tried for treaason. It would be sort of nice to use the very bill against them. Wouldn't it? NOw that the Judge has determined that it is unlawful, doesn't it mean that those who voted it into existence were breaking the law? Since the FBI and the CIA both asked the Congress not sign the bill into law, who were the people that were pushing it in the secret meetings that were held. And why were they doing it? There was absolutely nothing going on at the time to even require it. And we already have REX 84 and the latest EO on peacetime martial law. UNLESS they are of course planning something and wanted it there for convience.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 10:18 AM
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Originally posted by Swills

Woot! Rational and good people are in the system making themselves known and finally saying no to injustice! Support this judge! Of course you will!


Katherine Bolan Forrest (born February 13, 1964) is an American lawyer and judge, serving on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.







She may now be detained indefinitely for act against the state. Either you're with us, or you're with the terrorists. Clearly, she rules on the side of the terrorists.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 12:16 PM
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It's always nice to see some politicians doing the right thing for a change. The NDAA is just a tool for TPTB to put anyone they don't like behind bars.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 01:28 PM
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It`s nice to see that there is at least one judge that hasn`t been bought by TPTB, this woman is a true patriot standing up to defend the constitution in the face of seemingly overwhelming odds.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 04:47 PM
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RT video

Federal Judge Rules NDAA Cannot Be Used To Detained Journalist! Obama Govt Appeals Decision



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 05:32 PM
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Katherine B. Forrest is now in my heros list!

I'm not sure if Obama wanted to sign the NDAA, or he got the "Clinton/JFK choice." JFK got killed after 3 attempts (the public only heard about the last one), and Clinton got the "Monica" impeachment after he turned down the PNAC group and decided not to invade Iraq (you'll notice we eventually did). Maybe it's more civilized to find kiddie porn on a laptop, or destroy someone's reputation instead of killing them.

Judge Forrest better not fly in any small airplanes.
WE have so few judges of courage these days.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 06:57 PM
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Originally posted by Manhater
Now if only she can overturn the price and sales of cigarettes.

My goodness, 10-15 a pack is ridiculous.

If she changes that law, I'll move to NY.

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A pack of 25 cigarettes where I live is less than $7.50 a pack.
We hear stories all the time about how high the cost of cigs in NY is . People are freakin' crazy to pay that.



posted on Sep, 13 2012 @ 06:58 PM
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yeah thank this Judge for Preventing a Nazi Facist Coup ! a Orwelian Society

Now who are the Ones responsible to Make this How to Catch a A Pig Law in the First place ...

look deep into the People you Vote For People Stop Electing the Bloodline ..

Genealogical relationships of Presidents of the United States
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The MDL relations get to Know Them ....
Enabling Act 1933 Germany Facist Commie Anti Socialist Goverment era
McCarran Act 1950 Mccarthy Commie era
Patriot Act 2002 The Everone is a Supect of Terrorist acts





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