Court Rules Citizens Can Be Held as Combatants 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.
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Court Rules Citizens Can Be Held as Combatants

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Court Rules Citizens Can Be Held as Combatants

Court Rules Citizens Can Be Held as Combatants

Court Rules Citizens Can Be Held as Combatants

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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.