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Court Hears Case on U.S. Detainees

The Bush administration yielded no ground before the Supreme Court on Wednesday in arguing that the open-ended military detention of United States citizens as enemy combatants, without criminal charges or access to lawyers, was justified both in law and as policy.It is “remarkable that we have to confront this question when our troops are still on the ground in Afghanistan,” Paul D. Clement, principal deputy solicitor general, told the justices. A majority of the justices expressed some degree of concern over the breadth of the administration’s position. Justice Sandra Day O’Connor asked Mr. Clement why “a neutral decision maker of some kind” could not be provided to determine whether a detainee is being properly held. “Is that so extreme that it should not be required?” she asked.Full Story

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