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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Indefinite-Detention Law Stayed by Judge


“A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction late Wednesday to block provisions of the 2012 National Defense Authorization Act that would allow the military to indefinitely detain anyone it accuses of knowingly or unknowingly supporting terrorism.” (Courthouse News Service)

“An ideologically diverse alliance that includes liberal Democrats, Tea Party Republicans, and the libertarian-minded Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, is attempting to throw out a post-9/11 law that grants the president broad authority to indefinitely detain any person apprehended on American soil, including U.S. citizens, without due process if they are suspected of terrorist activity.” (USA Today)

Are there no constitutional limits on government power?

FEE Timely Classic
“Indefinite Detention and the Free Society” by Sheldon Richman