Saturday, March 14, 2009

"New" Justice Department's view on the legal authority for detaining terror suspects

In a declaration filed in federal court by U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder yesterday, the Department of Justice submitted a new standard for the government’s authority to hold detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. It was also decided that the US will stop labelling terror suspects as "enemy combatants."

For more information, see today's article in The New York Times, which also offers a link to the legal brief explaining the new policy. For further discussion of the term "enemy combatant" see IntLawGrrls.

LP

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