Legal News of the Day: Infinite Detention Law Blocked

A U.S. District Court judge for the South District of New York permanently enjoined the Section 1021(b)(2) of the National Defense Authorization Act, which allows authorities to indefinitely detain suspects if found to have aided al Qaeda or the Taliban.  The law was challenged on grounds that it would suppress journalists’ free speech and association rights.  The judge found the provision in question overbroad in that it “purports to encompass protected First Amendment activities,” and also found a violation of the Fifth Amendment, because of the government’s failure to define vague terms found in the provision.

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