| Friday 13th June
2008 | Issue 635
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Bad news for Dubya this week as the US Supreme Court ruled that foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay can now challenge the legality of their detention in US civilian courts. They finally overturned a previous decision to allow a 2006 law which removed such rights. Whether this will actually mean some of the 270 men remaining at the torture camp will ever get in front of a civilian judge to hear the evidence against them is unclear - the White House has said it is ‘studying’ the latest decision, presumably looking for ways to change the law slightly to negate the Supreme ruling, as it has successfully done on two previous occasions....
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