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brooklynite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:37 PM
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U.S. Supreme Court to hear al-Marri's case
Source: Peoria Journal-Star

The U.S. Supreme Court agreed Friday to hear the case of former West Peoria resident Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, and whether the White House has the right to hold him indefinitely.

The Bush administration has long maintained it can hold people, whether captured on the battlefield or in the United States, as "enemy combatants." Al-Marri, a former Bradley University graduate student, was picked up in December 2001, and has been in custody ever since.

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"We are pleased that the Supreme Court has accepted Mr. al-Marris case for review," said Jonathan Hafetz of the ACLU National Security Project and al-Marris attorney for several years. "The President has deviated from the principles on which the United States and its Constitution were founded: That individuals cannot be imprisoned for suspected wrongdoing without being charged with a crime and tried before a jury.

"We are confident that upon review, the Court will strike down this radical and unnecessary departure from our nations most basic values."

Read more: http://www.pjstar.com/homepage/x596332629/U-S-Supreme-C...
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jhain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:38 PM
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1. Why now????
Holy Crap!!
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maddezmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:42 PM
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2. duplicate topic
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