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Lawyers Oppose Efforts to Free Guantanamo Detainees

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Lawyers Oppose Efforts to Free Guantanamo Detainees

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Lawyers Oppose Efforts to Free Guantanamo Detainees

Lawyers Oppose Efforts to Free Guantanamo Detainees

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Attorney Richard Samp is the chief counsel for the Washington Legal Foundation, an organization that has been urging the U.S. Court of Appeals to dismiss challenges to detentions at Guantanamo. He has said, "Throughout our history, the courts have never allowed nonresident aliens to invoke the Constitution as a basis for challenging their detention by American authorities."