The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) got a ton of backlash when it passed and was signed by President Obama because it legalized sex with animals in the military (beastiality) and because it allowed President Obama to use the military to arrest US citizens on American soil and hold them indefinitely and in secret. Thankfully, a Federal Judge has stepped in and blocked the indefinite detention aspect of the bill. We shall see what happens on appeal and in the U.S. Supreme Court, where it could likely end up.
Judge Blocks Controversial NDAA
Courthouse News Service
May 17, 2012
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.
Signed by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve, the 565-page NDAA contains a short paragraph, in statute 1021, letting the military detain anyone it suspects “substantially supported” al-Qaida, the Taliban or “associated forces.” The indefinite detention would supposedly last until “the end of hostilities.”
In a 68-page ruling blocking this statute, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest agreed that the statute failed to “pass constitutional muster” because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.
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