November 11, 2005
Senate Approves Plan to Limit Detainee Access to Courts; Expand Congressional Oversight
The Washingtonn Post is reporting that in an amendment to the 2006 Defense Appropriations Bill, the Senate endorsed (49-42) a measure that would nullify Rasul v. Bush, a June 2004 Supreme Court opinion that detainees at Guantánamo Bay had a right to challenge their detentions in court. At the same time, the proposal would give Congress some oversight of the military process set up to review whether Guantanamo Bay detainees are terrorists and should continue to be held.
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