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Federal Court Rejects NDAA's Indefinite Detention, Issues Injunction 301

Posted by timothy
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First time accepted submitter Arker writes "A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism. The Obama administration had argued, inter alia, that the plaintiffs, including whistleblower and transparency advocate Daniel Ellsberg and Icelandic Member of Parliament Birgitta Jonsdottir lacked standing, but Judge Katherine Forrest didnt buy it. Given recent statements from the administration, it seems safe to say this will be the start of a long court battle."
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Federal Court Rejects NDAA's Indefinite Detention, Issues Injunction

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  • by Lumpy (12016) on Thursday May 17, 2012 @11:16AM (#40028121) Homepage

    Dont worry, the judge will find himself on a free vacation at Gitmo for his crimes against the government.

  • by cpu6502 (1960974) on Thursday May 17, 2012 @11:40AM (#40028457)

    >>>Libertarians think they're getting freedom by eliminating the government. They're just getting corporate slavery.

    More like freedom where you choose which corporation you want to deal with. (1) Libertarians are not Anarchists. Just as Fascist/corporatists are not Communists. Libertarians don't want to eliminate government completely but instead, to quote Jefferson, "If it were possible to have no government, we would. But we need to government in order to protect our rights." He also said, "No man has a right to harm another, and that's all the government should restrain him."

    (2) It is government that gave Comcast its monopoly over my neighborhood. If government were downsized, the monopoly would be gone. Other companies like Apple or MSN or Time-Warner could enter the market and give us some choice.

    (3) And of course we'd still have safety nets for the poor. We'd still have Food Stamps, Housing assistance, welfare checks, and unemployment. I repeat: Libertarians are SMALL government, not no-government anarchists.

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