Email
Password
Remember meForgot password?
Log in with Facebook Log in with Twitter
Connect your Digital Journal account with Facebook or Twitter to use this feature.
Connect
Log In Sign Up
Comments   Listen   Print   article:122394:0::0
In the Media

Court rules that detainees cannot use US courts

A divided federal appeals court has ruled that Guantanomo Bay detainess cannot use the US court system to challegen their detention.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit split 2-1 on the question. In doing so it upheld a key provision of the Military Commissions Act, setting up a Defense Department system to prosecute terrorism suspects. Instead of facing a courtroom, detainees will now be judged by a three-officer military panel.
Despite Democrats promising legislation to give the detainees legal rights attorneys have promised to appeal against the ruling to the Supreme Court.
The White House is seeing it as a significant blow in favour of its legislation. White House deputy press secretary Dana Perino called the decision "a significant win".
article:122394:0::0
More about Fedral, Court, Ruling
 
Latest News
Top News
Engage

Corporate

Help & Support

News Links

copyright © 2014 digitaljournal.com   |   powered by dell servers