Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Judge Katherine Forrest has read the Constitution: rules against indefinite detention

In a ruling that will certainly be challenged by the Department of Homeland Security, the Justice Department, and lots of corrupt former Attorneys General, District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan today struck a blow against the Obama administration's policy of "indefinite detention."


Judge Katherine Forrest has
actually read the Constitution.
Imagine that!!

"In the face of what could be indeterminate military detention, due process requires more," the judge said.
She added that it was in the public interest to reconsider the law so that "ordinary citizens are able to understand the scope of conduct that could subject them to indefinite military detention."
By issuing a preliminary injunction, the judge prevents the U.S. government from enforcing section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act's "Homeland Battlefield" provisions.

You may recall that recently a motley group of supposed experts headed by former Reagan Attorney General Ed Meese accused anyone who opposed indefinite detention on Constitutional grounds of "rewarding terrorism."

Judge Forrest (who, I am chagrined to discover, is significantly younger than I am) is ironically an Obama appointee. 

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