Thursday, July 09, 2009

Update for the New American newspeak dictionary

Today's update for the New American newspeak dictionary is:

Presidential post-acquittal detention power: Un-Constitutional "power" of imprisoning someone indefinitely after that person has been aquitted of the charges that are supposed to justify their being held indefinitely

See Unclaimed Territory for more on this "power" being asserted by the Obama administration (recalling that the Bush administraton, too, claimed extra-Constitutional authority to detain persons indefinitely as "enemy combatants" even if cleared of charges.)

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