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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Cynical Obama admin uses lawyer tricks to defy federal judge, continue totalitarian NDAA policy of indefinite detention of U.S. citizens

Obama Defies NDAA Ruling

When 4th District Court Judge Katherine Forrest ruled the NDAA unconstitutional, there was wide rejoicing across the internet. Posts from prominent civil liberties activists like journalist David Seaman rang out with “VIICCTOOORRYY!” A Russia Today newscast, titled the ruling “NDAA Shot Down, But Threats Remain”, seemed to imply that the fight was over, or “on hold.” But it was only just beginning...

Let’s very quickly compare Federal District Court Judge Katherine Forrest’s Order…:

“Accordingly, this Court finds that the public interest is best served by the issuance of the preliminary relief recited herein”

…with the government’s response:

“The government construes this Court’s Order as applying only as to the named plaintiffs in this suit.”

The Judge said her order was to protect the public interest. No informed human being could read it otherwise. Yet, according to the government, they can still detain you because you are not a named plaintiff. Our government is so entwined in a power grab that they will stop at nothing, even twisting court orders, to strip us of our Constitutional rights...MORE...LINK

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