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Judge Stays National Defense Authorization Act Ruling

Sep 20th, 2012 al-Qaida, Current Affairs

The New York Times reported that, after Judge Katherine Forrest of the United States District Court (SDNY) issued a permanent injunction against portions of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that allowed for the indefinite detention of terrorists, the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a request from the Obama Administration to stay the ruling. The article states:

The Obama administration had urged the appeals court on Monday morning to block the injunction, saying [the Court’s] ruling had gone beyond the new statute and jeopardized some of its existing authority to hold certain wartime prisoners under the 11-year-old Authorization for Use of Military Force against the perpetrators of the Sept. 11 attacks.

The article further reports that the controversy surrounding the NDAA was partially due to the vagueness of the Act, which allowed substantial supporters of Al Qaeda and the Taliban to be detained in addition to members of the groups themselves.

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