A&C: Fmr. Atty. Gen. John Ashcroft on the Rights of Terror Suspects
Former Bush Administration Attorney General John Ashcroft reacted to a recent court ruling on denying detainees held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan the right to appear in court. In his remarks at the Heritage Foundation, Ashcroft traced the history of the legal rights of prisoners of war from WWII to the present day. The federal appeals court ruling last month sets up a possible challenge to a 2008 Supreme Court ruling that did extend the right of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainees.
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