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-----Obama Wins Right to Indefinitly Detain ANYONE suspected of Terroism Without Due Process-----
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 42392596:MV8yMjk1NTUwXzM5MTg3OTMwXzk2RTNCNUNF] [quote:Desert Man:MV8yMjk1NTUwXzM5MDg3NzU2X0U4MTg0OUQy] That is how power morphs. Bush starts it all with the patriot act (quite patriotic sounding right? who wouldn't support the patriotic sounding program?) Obama expands upon it and then a hitler type comes around and says "who I can control everything" and "I get jail all my opposition" Don't be foolish. Look at history. it has happened in other countries and it can happen here too [/quote] Obama didn't "expand" anything......Bush was the one that got it in place and someone finally got it through the red tape and before a judge while shrubsitute happened to be in office [/quote]
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The Obama administration has won the latest battle in their fight to indefinitely detain US citizens and foreigners suspected of being affiliated with terrorists under the National Defense Authorization Act of 2012.
Congress granted the president the authority to arrest and hold individuals accused of terrorism without due process under the NDAA, but Mr. Obama said in an accompanying signing statement that he will not abuse these privileges to keep American citizens imprisoned indefinitely. These assurances, however, were not enough to keep a group of journalists and human rights activists from filing a federal lawsuit last year, which contested the constitutionality of Section 1021, the particular provision that provides for such broad power.
A federal judge sided with the plaintiffs originally by granting an injunction against Section 1021, prompting the Obama administration to request an appeal last year. On Wednesday this week, an appeals court in New York ruled in favor of the government and once again allowed the White House to legally indefinitely detain persons that fit in the category of enemy combatants or merely provide them with support.
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