Some rare good news has finally emerged from our court system, parts of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) have been blocked:
A federal judge temporarily blocked enforcement of a part of the National Defense Authorization Act that opponents claim could subject them to indefinite military detention for activities including news reporting and political activism.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in Manhattan today ruled in favor of a group of writers and activists who sued President Barack Obama, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta and the Defense Department, claiming a provision of the act, signed into law Dec. 31, puts them in fear that they could be arrested and held by U.S. armed forces.
Forrest’s order prevents enforcement of the provision of the statute pending further order of the court or an amendment to the statute by Congress.
Of course I expect an overturn or an amendment to the statute by Congress soon. I highly doubt the state is going to let a minor technicality get between it and total tyranny.