(PHOTO: Surprise! Obama-appointed Judge Raymond Lohier, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, rules in Obama's favor to reinstate NDAA)
(September 18, 2012) Obama wins right to indefinitely detain Americans under NDAA
A lone appeals judge bowed down to the Obama administration late Monday and reauthorized the White House's ability to indefinitely detain American citizens without charge or due process.
Last week, a federal judge ruled that an temporary injunction on section 1021 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2012 must be made permanent, essentially barring the White House from ever enforcing a clause in the NDAA that can let them put any US citizen behind bars indefinitely over mere allegations of terrorist associations.
On Monday, the US Justice Department asked for an emergency stay on that order, and hours later US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Judge Raymond Lohier agreed to intervene and place a hold on the injunction.