U.S. Justice Department Urges Federal Appeals Court to Reverse Ruling on Indefinite Detention

by Colonel on February 7, 2013

“The Justice Department urged an appeals court on Wednesday to reverse a judge’s decision blocking part of a law allowing indefinite military detention. …

A government lawyer told the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York that concerns by some journalists and activists, who fear their interactions with groups such as al Qaeda or the Taliban could get them locked up under the provision, were unfounded.

He also called the earlier ruling “fundamentally flawed.”

In September, U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest issued a permanent injunction preventing the United States from invoking the part of the law authorizing indefinite detentions, after granting a temporary injunction in May.

Forrest, whom Obama appointed to the federal bench in 2011, had found the provision violated the Constitution in part because its language is too vague.

” – (Reporting By Bernard Vaughan; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Eric Beech), Copyright 2013 Thomson Reuters

Previous post:

Next post:

Page 1 of 11