Supreme Court and Guatanamo

Supreme Court to hear Guantanamo cases

By MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
From Yahoo News…
Post dated for blog organization

WASHINGTON – The Bush administration is back at the Supreme Court to defend its indefinite detentions of foreign terrorism suspects at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Some men have been held there nearly six years.

At issue is whether the right to contest detention in U.S. civilian courts, enshrined in the Constitution, extends to the 305 men being held at Guantanamo as “enemy combatants.”

The court is hearing arguments Wednesday in a highly anticipated case. It is the third time since 2004 that the Supreme Court has examined the administration’s detention program. [excerpt]

So far, the Supreme Court has not supported the government’s position on its detention process at Guatanamo.

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