Government Seeks Dismissal of 200 Detainee Lawsuits
We've written several times about the danger of the Carl Levin - Lindsay Graham Amendment to John McCain's anti-torture Amendment and how it would strip Guantanamo detainees of their right to bring habeas actions challenging the conditions of their confinement, including claims of torture and inhumane treatment in federal courts. (More here. Also see these Boston Globe , New Jersey Herald and San Francisco Chronicle editorials.)
Sure thing, Bush Administration prosecutors Wednesday argued to dismiss more than 200 of the lawsuits saying the Detainee Treatment Act of 2005 retroactively stripped the court of jurisdiction.
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