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U.S. Under Pressure on Detainee Treatment

As the Pentagon readies its first military tribunal since World War II, a Supreme Court ruling is putting pressure on the Bush administration to conduct a proceeding that more exacting civilian courts would accept as fair, legal experts say. The Supreme Court ruled this week that nearly 600 foreign-born terror suspects captured abroad and held at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, could challenge their detention in American courts. The ruling suggests that military tribunals also could be questioned as unlawful in federal courts, which isn’t currently allowed. The White House said Wednesday it will put a process in place that meets the court’s concerns. The detainees “do have a right to contest their detention,” said White House spokesman Scott McClellan. Full Story

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