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U.S. Asks Judge to Undo Ruling Against Military Detention Law [View all]

Source: Reuters

U.S. asks judge to undo ruling against military detention law

NEW YORK | Fri May 25, 2012 8:54pm EDT

By Basil Katz

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors on Friday urged a judge to lift her order barring enforcement of part of a new law that permits indefinite military detention, a measure critics including a prize-winning journalist say is too vague and threatens free speech.

Manhattan federal court Judge Katherine Forrest this month ruled in favor of activists and reporters who said they feared being detained under a section of the law, signed by President Barack Obama in December.

The government says indefinite military detention without trial is justified in some cases involving militants and their supporters.

But critics worry that the law is unclear and gives the Executive Branch sole discretion to decide who and what type of activities can be considered as supporting militants.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSBRE84P01H20120526?irpc=932

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