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Lawyers Sue for Guantanamo Detainees

Lawyers have filed suit demanding the U.S. government justify its detention of nine foreign terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The challenges, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court in Washington, are the first since the Supreme Court’s ruling this week that the prisoners may use American courts to contest their detentions. “This is the beginning of trying to enforce precisely what the Supreme Court mandated as a way to obtain justice,” said Jeffrey Fogel, legal director of the New York-based Center for Constitutional Rights. “The first step is that the government has to respond.” Full Story

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