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    Military Commissions and Detainee Rights

    The Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the rights of detained enemy combatants in response to the ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld in favor of a detainee in…

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    Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

    Lieutenant Commander Swift talked about the Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case. The Court ruled Thursday that the president did not have the authority to set up the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay,…

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    Military Tribunals

    Mr. Stamp and Mr. Swift spoke about the operation of military tribunals, Constitutional issues surrounding the trials of detainees suspected of terrorism, and the rights of the accused.…

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    Supreme Court Stakeout

    Co-counsels for Salim Hamdan spoke to reporters about his appeal to the Supreme Court following oral arguments in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemen native, served as the…

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    Supreme Court Case on Military Commissions

    The guests talk about the March 28 U.S. Supreme Court case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld concerning whether using military commissions to try al Qaeda officials accused of war crimes is constitutional. Lieutenant…

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    Detainees at Guantanamo

    Lieutenant Commander Swift talked about his experiences in defending terrorist suspect Salim Hamdan and the impact of new legislation regarding military commissions. He also described being…

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