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Court: Detainees can't use Constitution

A powerful federal appeals court Tuesday ruled that detainees captured in Afghanistan and held at a U.S. base in Cuba do not have access to the federal courts or the Constitution. Relatives seeking to represent the detainees had filed suit against the conditions of their imprisonment, and had sought their release. But the three-judge appeals panel in Washington, in what may become a landmark decision, said U.S. courts do not have jurisdiction over their confinement. Though the ruling dealt only with detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, its effect will apply to any of what the courts are calling “enemy aliens” being held by the United States outside this country. Full Story

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