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Dismiss terror appeal, White House asks court

The Bush administration asked the Supreme Court on Thursday to dismiss an appeal by a terror suspect held at the U.S. naval base at Guantánamo Bay. Solicitor General Paul Clement based the request on a new law the Bush administration says sharply limits challenges to the detention of hundreds of suspected al Qaeda and Taliban operatives. In November, the high court agreed to hear Salim Ahmed Hamdan’s constitutional challenge to the administration’s plan to try him and others by military commission for war crimes. In doing so, the justices agreed to test the president’s wartime powers. Full Story

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