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Obama attorneys ask court to restore indefinite detention power

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Less than 24 hours after a judge blocked a law that gives the government the power to indefinitely detain U.S. citizens without trial, attorneys for the Obama administration were already filing an appeal.

U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest in New York ruled Wednesday that the law is unconstitutional after The Nation Institute senior fellow and Pulitzer-winning journalist Chris Hedges brought a lawsuit alleging his free speech rights were being violated by the very possibility of the law being enforced, even though President Barack Obama declared in a signing statement that the administration will never detain Americans without trial.

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