Judge strikes down NDAA's indefinite detention of US citizens
Sep 15, 2012
MANHATTAN (CN) - A federal judge on Wednesday permanently blocked the U.S. military from enforcing a law allowing it to indefinitely detain anyone accused of aiding or participating in terrorism.
In May, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest issued a preliminary injunction barring the government from enforcing one paragraph of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act, or NDAA, a 565-page military appropriations bill that sailed through Congress late last year.
President Barack Obama signed the bill on New Year's Eve.