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Appeals court rules against Bush administration in enemy combatant case.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Appeals court rules against Bush administration in enemy combatant case."


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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has “overturned the Pentagon’s classification of a Guantanamo detainee as an enemy combatant,” undermining “the basis for his more than six years in detention.” The court also rejected the argument that the President can “detain people who never took up arms against the U.S.,” dealing another setback to the Bush administration’s detention program.

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