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New York federal trial judge enjoins new statute allowing indefinite domestic detention for accusations of terrorism-related activity

May 28, 2012 New York federal trial judge enjoins new statute allowing indefinite domestic detention for accusations of terrorism-related activity

Last November, I urged readers to oppose a provision of the Defense Authorization Bill that empowers the military domestically to detain United States citizens, Unfortunately, the measure passed.

Praised be one of the newer federal trial judges, Obama appointee Katherine B. Forrest (S.D.N.Y.) (who graduated law school a year after I), for having issued a preliminary injunction against that provision, § 1021, on May 16, 2012. See the opinion in Hedges, et al. v. Obama, et al. here and the Constitutional Law Prof blog entry here.

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