Court: Bush can't detain "enemy combatant" indefinitely

A blow to the president's claim of war-on-terror powers.

By Tim Grieve
June 11, 2007 9:09PM (UTC)
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"In the United States, the military cannot seize and imprison civilians -- let alone imprison them indefinitely." -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, holding 2-1 today that Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri, held without charges for more than four years as an "enemy combatant," must be released, deported or turned over to the civilian law enforcement system.

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