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Guantanamo ruling seen triggering shift in policy on detainees

The Supreme Court’s surprise decision last month to hear the Guantanamo Bay detention cases appears to have prompted major changes in US treatment of terror-related prisoners — a shift intended to strengthen the Bush administration’s contention that it is dealing with detainees in a fair and orderly way so that there is no need for judicial interference in national-security decisions, legal analysts say. For two years, the Bush administration has been unyielding about its war on terrorism legal policies. Yet since the court’s Nov. 10 announcement, change has proceeded at a dizzying pace. Full Story

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