Today an appeals court ruled the U.S. can enforce the National Defense Authorization Act’s indefinite detention clause while the court decides whether to kill or allow the provisions, Josh Gerstein of Politico reports.
A three-judge motions panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit concluded ”the public interest weighs in favor of granting the government’s motion for a stay [i.e. suspension].”
Last month District Judge Katherine Forrest permanently blocked the NDAA, but the Obama administration has appealed her ruling.
The NDAA allows the government to indefinitely detain anyone who provides “substantial support” to the Taliban, al-Qaeda or “associated forces.”