Apr 20

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The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether courts have the jurisdiction to hear appeals from terror suspects held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in one of the first major constitutionality tests of the Bush administration's anti-terrorism policies.

A federal appeals court ruled that the U.S. government does not have the authority to detain accused American "dirty bomb" suspect Jose Padilla as an enemy combatant, ordering the Department of Defense to release the Chicago native within 30 days.

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