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Carl Mayer of CounterPunch discusses the decision of Judge Forrest, of the Southern District of New York in Manhattan, issued a ruling on May 16. He says that it will be regarded as a watershed moment in reversing a decade-long bi-partisan assault on civil liberties and the Constitution. Her honor took the extraordinary step of issuing a preliminary injunction and striking down as unconstitutional a provision of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have allowed for the indefinite detention of United States citizens in military prisons without trial or counsel.

Chris Hedges writes on Truthdig.com about Tarek Mehanna, a U.S. citizen, who was sentenced in April in Worcester, Mass., to 17½ years in prison. Hedges says,”It was another of the tawdry show trials held against Muslim activists since 9/11 as a result of the government’s criminalization of what people say and believe.”