September 17, 2012
The Obama administration had some harsh words Friday after a federal
judge appointed by Obama said the government doesn't have a right to
indefinitely detain anyone even remotely associated with terrorist
Judge Katherine B. Forrest permanently blocked
the government from enforcing the National Defense Authorization Act,
claiming it was too vague and would have a "chilling effect" on free
And now the Department of Justice is calling Forrest's ruling "unprecedented," arguing that the government has long had the authority to detain anyone it deems a threat to the county, The Wall Street Journal's Law Blog reported Friday.
And on Monday, the Justice Department asked the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals to put the ruling on hold, according to Law Blog.