US High Court Justice Gives Guantanamo Inmates Opening

US High Court Justice Gives Guantanamo Inmates Opening

Via AFP:

A US Supreme Court justice on Monday raised questions about the scope of the government's authority to detain terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, offering a glimmer of hope to those held for years without charge.

The high court refused to hear the appeal of a Yemeni man held for 12 years at the US military prison in Cuba, letting stand a lower court ruling that he could be detained simply because he was found to be "part of al-Qaeda or the Taliban at the time of his apprehension."

Progressive Justice Stephen Breyer, while concurring with that decision, issued a statement outlining sever...

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