Feds Push Back Against NY Court Opposing NDAA
May 27, 2012 • 10:26AM

Reuters reports that Federal prosecutors on Friday urged a New York judge to lift her order barring enforcement of part of a new law that permits indefinite military detention. The case was brought by critics including a prize-winning journalist who argued the NDAA authorization is too vague and threatens free speech.

The Obama Administration argued on behalf of its right to dictatorial powers that courts rarely intervene in matters directed by the Executive Branch. "Issuing an injunction regarding the President himself, or restraining future military operations (including military detention) ... would be extraordinary," prosecutors wrote, noting that they were considering an appeal of the judge's order.