Ruling on Detainees Curbs Presidential War Powers

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The U.S. Supreme Court rules that both American citizens and foreigners seized as terrorism suspects can challenge their detention in U.S. courts. The ruling is seen as a curb on the broad wartime powers claimed by the Bush administration. Legal experts expect the administration to create a system of military hearings where detainees can challenge their confinement. Hear NPR's Nina Totenberg.



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