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Judge Strikes Down NDAA, Rules Obama Must Obey Constitution

US Politics & Gov't  (tags: abuse, americans, constitution, corruption, ethics, government, obama, politics, usa )

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In a considerable setback for a president eager to ravage the due process rights of the American people, Federal Judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday, striking down those sections of the National Defense Authorization Act..

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michael hall (42)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 10:22 am
the judge will get over-ruled then have an 'accident;...

Carol D (346)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 11:45 am
Michael I can totally agree with you on this!! It appears anyone who fights Obama's insane agenda's end up not living long!!

. (0)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 11:50 am
Never has their been a President who will twist , turn, and stomp upon the Constitution according to his own agenda.
I have never found out what happened to his illegal alien aunt and illegal alien uncle ( not related). What did the President do to make them citizens? Oh my did he deport them?!

Carol D (346)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 1:03 pm
Allan..They are still here in the US..I just read something about his Aunt several days ago and I think it had to do with the fact of how she felt it was up to the US to take care of her...I could be wrong on that one but something like that is what sticks in my mind.

Carol D (346)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 5:24 pm
Allan..Just got this today on his Uncle...

President Obama’s illegal-alien uncle is once again a fully legal Massachusetts driver, reclaiming his license this afternoon after serving a 45-day suspension he agreed to as part of a plea deal in a drunken-driving rap.

Abraham Rodriguez (2)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 7:18 pm
In a considerable setback for a president eager to ravage the due process rights of the American people, Federal Judge Kathleen Forrest granted a preliminary injunction on Wednesday, striking down those sections of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 which sought to provide Barack Obama the power to indefinitely detain citizens without benefit of their 5th Amendment rights.
Signed very quietly into law on New Year’s Eve, the controversial Act has been roundly criticized as unconstitutional by groups on both the political left and right. Of greatest concern was Section 1021, which grants the United States military authority to exercise police powers on American soil. Upon order of the president and at his sole discretion, agents of the military are empowered to detain “until the end of hostilities” anyone the president believes to have “substantially supported” al Qaeda, the Taliban, or “associated forces.”

Judge Forrest concluded that the Section “…failed to ‘pass Constitutional muster’ because its broad language could be used to quash political dissent.” In a statement clearly directed to lawmakers, she added, ”Section 1021 tries to do too much with too little – it lacks the minimal requirements of definition and scienter that could easily have been added, or could be added, to allow it to pass constitutional muster.” That is, Congress failed—perhaps deliberately– to define “substantial support” of terrorist groups or describe those activities which might be construed as crossing the legal line. And no law may be enforced if those to whom it applies are unable to clearly understand what a violation of that law entails.

Nothing could more plainly reveal the rank corruption and lust for power of the Manchurian Candidate than his involvement in crafting and then misrepresenting the final text and authority of the NDAA. According to Democrat Senator Carl Levin, it was Obama himself who demanded American citizens be included under the detention law and that the President have exclusive authority to invoke the statute. “The language which precluded the application of Section [1021] to American citizens was in the bill that we originally approved…and the administration asked us to remove the language which says that U.S. citizens and lawful residents would not be subject to this section,” said Levin after the NDAA was signed into law.

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Carol D (346)
Sunday May 20, 2012, 10:09 pm
Thanks so much Abe for the's awesome!!!

Ancil S (175)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 1:00 am

I'm sure glad this judge ruled in favor of our Constitution! Me thinks Obama's getting power hungry.

Carol D (346)
Tuesday May 29, 2012, 5:38 pm
So am I Ancil!!! It does prove there are good, honest, moral Judges out there!! Just so few and far between it appears!!
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