Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Detainees look to high court to cut GITMO transfers bans

Looks like the issue of transferring Guantánamo detainees will head to the Supreme Court.

Excerpt: "Congress is seeking to block detainees’ release through spending bill provisions. The bills include language banning the use of federal funds for the release, resettlement or transfer of detainees to the United States. The Interior Department appropriations bill allows the transfer of the detainees to the United States, but only for prosecution.
The Uighurs’ lawyers hope the Supreme Court will find the spending bill provisions unconstitutional, which would effectively nullify them."

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