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NDAA Detention: Who do YOU Trust?

August 13, 2012
Mike Maharrey, Tenth Amendment Center

I’m apparently confused.

I thought NDAA detention was only for the terrorists.

Allen West said so!

But a federal judge disagreed with West the legal scholar, and on July 24, the Obama administration filed a brief in an appeal seeking to overturn the judge’s ruling.  Apparently, the Obama administration doesn’t want limits placed on their ability to detain –well – whomever they want.

You may remember, May of this year, Judge Katherine Forrest of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York preliminarily enjoined the Federal Government from enforcing section 1021 of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).

In other words, she said the government couldn’t enforce the indefinite detention provisions in that section.

Why not?

Basically, Forrest said the language is so broad, nobody can possibly know what it means or who it applies to.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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