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High Court: Enemy Combatants Can Challenge Detention

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High Court: Enemy Combatants Can Challenge Detention

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High Court: Enemy Combatants Can Challenge Detention

High Court: Enemy Combatants Can Challenge Detention

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The Supreme Court rules that the U.S. government has the power to hold foreign citizens and Americans indefinitely without trial, but says detainees have the right to challenge their detention in U.S. courts. The ruling appears to curb the broad right claimed by the Bush administration to detain terrorism suspects indefinitely without court oversight. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.