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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:38 AM
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Court won't stop Noriega from being sent to France
Source: Associated Press

The Supreme Court on Monday decided not to stop the U.S. government from sending former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega to France to face money laundering charges.

The high court refused to hear an appeal from Noriega, who wanted to be sent back to his native country after finishing his drug sentence in the United States.

The court's majority turned away Noriega's appeal without comment. Justice Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia said they would have heard the appeal, however, to help decide what the law is for prisoners of war being held by the United States.

"Providing that guidance in this case would allow us to say what the law is without the unnecessary delay and other complications that could burden a decision on these questions in Guantanamo or other detainee litigation arising out of the conflict with al-Qaida," Thomas said in his dissent.

Read more: http://www.kansascity.com/444/story/1705755.html
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Solly Mack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:41 AM
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 07:57 AM
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