Supreme Court Deals Blow to White House on Gitmo Detainees

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In a big loss for the Bush Administration and Congress, the US Supreme Court ruled today that foreign suspects held at Guantánamo Bay do have the right to challenge their imprisonment in civilian courts. Congress stripped the federal courts of jurisdiction over habeas corpus petitions by foreign suspects in the war on terror in the Military Commissions Act. Today's five-to-four ruling gave it back. Jess Bravin reports on the Court for the Wall Street Journal.

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Guest:
Jess Bravin - Wall Street Journal - @JessBravin

Host:
Warren Olney

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Christian Bordal, Katie Cooper