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Supreme Court Weighs Enemy Combatant Cases

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Supreme Court Weighs Enemy Combatant Cases

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Supreme Court Weighs Enemy Combatant Cases

Supreme Court Weighs Enemy Combatant Cases

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Justices hear arguments in two cases that question whether the president has the constitutional authority to order the indefinite imprisonment of American citizens without charge or access to judicial process. The cases involve Jose Padilla and Yaser Esam Hamdi, who are being held as "enemy combatants." NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.