US Supreme Court Refuses to Lift Stay on NDAA Injunction; Allows Law to Go Forward

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On February 20th the US Supreme Court refused to lift the stay on the injunction against the NDAA.

The court decided it would not grant a seperate application by the plaintiffs in Hedges v. Obama to vacate the stay on Judge Katherine Forrest’s injunction baring the use of indefinite detention under § 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA.  That means that the stay granted by the US Court of Appeals remains in effect and the government can act on provisions of the NDAA that allow detention without trial.

A final decision on the stay has not been made by the Court of Appeals. It is expected that ruling will be appealed no matter which way it turns out.