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Afghan Detainees File Preemptive Suit Against Bush

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Posted on Oct 3, 2006

Lawyers for 25 men being held in Afghanistan filed a habeas corpus petition in advance of Bush’s plan to outlaw that exact motion.

If Congress isn’t going to stand up to Bush on this travesty of a law, it’s good to see that some parties are.


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Attorneys for 25 men being held in Afghanistan launched a pre-emptive strike Monday against President Bush’s plan to prosecute and interrogate terror suspects.

Court documents filed Monday demand that the men be released or charged and allowed to meet with attorneys. Such a filing, known as a habeas corpus petition, is prohibited under the legislation approved by Congress last week.

That bill says the military may detain enemy combatants indefinitely and, if officials choose to bring charges, the cases would be heard before a military commission, not a civilian judge.

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By perry mason, October 3, 2006 at 10:35 am Link to this comment
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next we must quickly convict bush while his own ” enemy combatwombat ” crap is still on the books, so the president who takes his place can do all this torture on old rich smug boy, then repeal the law. ( cheney will also be prosecuted, of course-and it don’t look like hastert’s gonna last either. )
NOBODY will mind.

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