Skip to comments.Glenn Greenwald on Indefinite Detention
Posted on 09/19/2012 9:35:23 AM PDT by arthurus
In May, something extremely rare happened: a federal court applied the US constitution to impose some limits on the powers of the president. That happened when federal district court judge Katherine Forrest of the southern district of New York, an Obama appointee, preliminarily barred enforcement of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), the statute enacted by Congress in December 2011 with broad bipartisan support and signed into law by President Obama (after he had threatened to veto it).
That 2011 law expressly grants the president the power to indefinitely detain in military custody not only accused terrorists, but also their supporters, all without charges or trial. It does so by empowering the president to indefinitely detain not only al-Qaida members, but also members of so-called associated forces, as well as anyone found to substantially support such forces whatever those terms might mean.
(Excerpt) Read more at azizonomics.com ...
So, when will Obama be placed in custody?
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