- Reporter's Notebook: Supreme Court on Prisoners in the War on Terror
The US Supreme Court heard some controversial cases this year involving detainees in the war on terror. Today, the decisions came down-long awaited, but surprising, nevertheless-with decidedly mixed results for the Bush administration. The Court ruled that the US government does have the power to hold American citizens and foreign nationals without charges or trials, but it also held that the detainees have the right to challenge their treatment in federal courts. We get details on today's judgments from a legal reporter, and analyses from constitutional law experts, and a former State Department official who had urged the Court to intervene behalf of those being held without trial at Guant-namo Bay.
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