Ruling on Citizen Detainees Overturning a lower court ruling, a federal appeals court rules the government can, in wartime, hold U.S. citizens as enemy combatants without the constitutional protections afforded Americans in criminal prosecutions. NPR News reports.

Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Combatants

Court: U.S. Can Hold Citizens as Combatants

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Overturning a lower court ruling, a federal appeals court rules the government can, in wartime, hold U.S. citizens as enemy combatants without the constitutional protections afforded Americans in criminal prosecutions. NPR News reports.