Wired / ThreatLevel: Feds Urge Appeals Court to Overturn ‘Dangerous’ Indefinite-Detention Ruling

Discussion in 'Civil Rights & Privacy' started by Mike, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

    What's truly dangerous are the despots who pass and sign this legislation ...

    ^ to the courts!

    Wired / ThreatLevel: Feds Urge Appeals Court to Overturn ‘Dangerous’ Indefinite-Detention Ruling

    The Obama administration on Monday demanded a federal appeals court immediately halt a ruling blocking legislation authorizing the government to indefinitely detain without trial individuals, including U.S. citizens, who are deemed to “substantially support” groups “engaged in hostilities against the United States or its coalition partners.”

    The government called the lower court’s ruling “dangerous” and a threat to national security. The court found the rule to be unconstitutional as it was so vague it could apply to U.S. citizens and journalists exercising their constitutional rights.

    “The district court has entered a sweeping injunction, directly against the President and the Secretary of Defense, that strikes down as facially unconstitutional a federal statute relating to the United States’ power to detain individuals as part of the conflict with al-Qaeda, the Taliban, and associated forces, with implications for ongoing military operations and causing potential harm to national security,” the administration said in an emergency appeal (.pdf) to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in new York.
  2. nachtnebel

    nachtnebel Original Member

    An appeal filed with full knowledge of who the judges are that are on the appeals panel.

    If any of these judges have a "soft spot" or weakness, hidden flaw, or other pressure point to be pushed on wrt to any of these judges, by the gov, do you suppose it will not be exploited? This is where a surveillance state pays off big dividends for those wielding the power. Not saying this is the case, but if there is power to get one's way in this fashion, at some point it will be used.
  3. Frank

    Frank Original Member

    Don't even need to go that far. Just tell them that if they vote the wrong way, child porn will be found on their PC.
  4. Mike

    Mike Founding Member Coach

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