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US Resident Enemy Combatant Wins in 4th Cir.

Gabe Rottman,
Legislative Counsel,
ACLU Washington Legislative Office
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June 11, 2007

This is huge. More soon…

“The President cannot eliminate constitutional protections with the stroke of a pen by proclaiming a civilian, even a criminal civilian, an enemy combatant subject to indefinite military detention,” the judge continued. “Put simply, the Constitution does not allow the President to order the military to seize civilians residing within the United States and detain them indefinitely without criminal process, and this is so even if he calls them ‘enemy combatants.’ “

Times story.