Supreme Court to Review Enemy Combatant Case

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NPR's Michele Norris talks with NPR's Nina Totenberg about the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court review of the case against Esam Hamdi, a U.S.-born man captured in Afghanistan and classified as an enemy combatant. The government says such prisoners have no constitutional right to a lawyer, although officials recently said they will let Hamdi meet with the public defender who is filing the lawsuit on his behalf. Hamdi has not been charged with any crime, but is held as part of the war on terrorism.



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