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Court Overrules Bush's 'Enemy Combatant' Policy

John Amato: I see that Logan started a post about this new development and I figured I would add some video to his post. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin analys

cnn-court-suspects.jpg John Amato: I see that Logan started a post about this new development and I figured I would add some video to his post. CNN's Jeffrey Toobin analyses the new court ruling that once again proves the Bush administration's legal policy on the war on terrorism has been a wall to wall disaster. So what's new in BushCo. land?

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Via MSNBC:

The Bush administration cannot legally detain an immigrant it believes is an al-Qaida sleeper agent without charging him, a divided federal appeals court ruled Monday.

The case involves a Qatari national and suspected al-Qaida operative who is the only person being held in the United States as an "enemy combatant."

In the 2-1 decision, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel found that the federal Military Commissions Act does not strip Ali al-Marri of his constitutional rights to challenge his accusers in court. It ruled the government must allow him to be released from military detention. Read more...

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