District Court Orders Release of Uighurs at Guantanamo Bay

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A federal judge has ordered the Bush Administration to bring 17 prisoners from Guantánamo Bay to his court in Washington, where he's ordered that they be set free. They are Uighurs, Muslims from western China, picked up in Afghanistan in 2002. The administration concedes they are not "enemy combatants" or dangerous to the US but is vigorously opposing the order. The case has raised once again the constitutional separation of executive and judicial powers. Adam Zagorin is senior correspondent in Washington for Time magazine.

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Adam Zagorin - Project on Government Oversight

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Warren Olney

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