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Court Upholds 'Enemy' Designation for U.S. Citizen

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Court Upholds 'Enemy' Designation for U.S. Citizen

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Court Upholds 'Enemy' Designation for U.S. Citizen

Court Upholds 'Enemy' Designation for U.S. Citizen

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A federal appeals court rules that Yaser Esam Hamdi, an American citizen captured during the war in Afghanistan, can be detained indefinitely as an enemy combatant and denied access to a lawyer. Hamdi, who has not been charged with a crime, has been held in solitary confinement for over a year. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.