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Judge Halts Guantánamo Trial

A federal judge has halted for at least several months the military’s plan to resume the war crimes trial in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, of David Hicks, an Australian charged with fighting for the Taliban in Afghanistan. In a ruling issued late Monday evening, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly of Federal District Court issued an order staying the proceedings in response to a request made by Mr. Hicks’s lawyers. Judge Kollar-Kotelly cited the Supreme Court’s decision last week to review the legality of the military commissions being used to try Guantánamo detainees with war crimes. Full Story

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