U.S. Court of Appeals Stays Injunction against Detention of Counter-Terror Reporters

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Thursday, November 1, 2012
Bruce Zagaris

On September 17, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit granted a stay of the District Court’s permanent injunction entered on September 12, 2012, pending appeal.1   U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest ruled that an anti-terrorism law, authorizing indefinite detention of persons who support terrorist groups, was unconstitutional.2

1              Christopher Hedges  v. Barack Obama, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Nos. 12-3176 (L), 12-3644 (Con), Order, Sept. 17, 2012.


                2              Christopher Hedges et al v. Barack Obama, U.S. Dist. Court S.D.N.Y. 12 Civ. 331 (KBF), Opinion and Order, Sept. 12, 2012.