Thursday, May 17, 2012

temporary victory

A federal judge appointed by Obama has temporarily struck down ("preliminarily enjoined") the National Defense Authorization Act, which provides for indefinite detention without charges of US citizens deemed by the military to be supporting terrorism, because it violates the First and Fifth Amendments.

Glenn Greenwald has all the details.

The decision will stand only as long as it takes for the neocon fascist majority on the Supreme Court to get their paws on it. In this case, Roberts, Scalia, and Associates ought to be able to swallow supporting something that Obama signed.

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