Judge Says U.S. Can Hold Detainees Indefinitely
20 May 09 | Raw Story
A Bush appointed judge ruled late Tuesday night that the United States can hold detainees for an indefinite period.
The opinion issued by U.S. District Judge John Bates “limited the Obama administration’s definition of who can be held,” Nedra Pickler reports for the Associated Press. “But he said Congress in the days after Sept. 11, 2001 gave the president the authority to hold anyone involved in planning, aiding or carrying out the terrorist attacks.” >>>
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