A federal appeals court rules the Bush administration can deny legal rights to combatants seized on the battlefield — even if they are U.S. citizens. The ruling specifically affects Yaser Hamdi, captured in Afghanistan while allegedly fighting for the Taliban. Hear NPR's Larry Abramson and NPR's Michele Norris.
NPR transcripts are created on a rush deadline by an NPR contractor. This text may not be in its final form and may be updated or revised in the future. Accuracy and availability may vary. The authoritative record of NPR’s programming is the audio record.