TV News LIES

Thursday, Sep 18th

Last update11:25:37 PM GMT

You are here News Human Rights Supreme Court rejects appeals of foreign detainees held more than 10 years at Guantanamo

Supreme Court rejects appeals of foreign detainees held more than 10 years at Guantanamo

E-mail Print PDF

US Supreme CourtThe Supreme Court on Monday declined to take a new look at the rights of foreign prisoners held for the past decade at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba.

Four years after pronouncing that detainees who face no charges have a right to challenge their ongoing confinement, the justices rejected appeals arguing that the federal appeals court in Washington has largely ignored the high court’s command.

The appeals court has not ordered the release of any detainee and has reversed several lower court release orders. In addition, some appellate judges have been unusually critical of the Supreme Court’s 2008 decision in Boumediene v. Bush.

There are 169 foreigners remaining at Guantanamo, including the five men who are facing military trials for their roles in the Sept. 11 attacks.

The justices offered no comment on their orders Monday in appeals from seven detainees. Lawyers for the detainees criticized the court for refusing to take up the appeals.

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Razor-thin majority of High Court uphold law used to exclude Israeli-Arabs

Israeli court upholds discriminationBy a razor-thin majority, the High Court of Justice on Wednesday upheld a law that hundreds...

Palestinian migrants drown after boat capsizes in Mediterranean

palestinians drownOver a dozen Palestinians who fled Gaza died Saturday when their boat capsized in the Mediterranean...

Advocate for domestic workers’ rights wins MacArthur ‘genius’ award

Ai-Jen PooIn 2011, a year after the nation’s first domestic workers’ bill of rights became law in...

Human trafficking’s dark secrets revealed

Human traffickingThe 17-year-old sex trafficking victim thought her life was over.Taken from another state, she was trafficked...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!