U.S. asks judge to undo ruling against military detention law

U.S. asks judge to undo ruling against military detention law – Federal prosecutors on Friday urged a judge to lift her order barring enforcement of part of a new law that permits indefinite military detention [of US citizens]. Manhattan federal court Judge this month ruled in favor of activists and reporters who said they feared being detained under a section of the law, signed by President Barack Obama in December. The judge’s preliminary injunction bars the government from enforcing section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act’s „Homeland Battlefield“ provisions. The section authorizes indefinite military detention for those deemed to have „substantially supported“ al Qaeda, the Taliban or „associated forces.“ http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/sns-rt-us-usa-security-lawsuitbre84p01h-20120525,0,3321678.story

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