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2006-06-29 14:48:24

By Caroline Drees, Security Correspondent WASHINGTON (Reuters) - By declaring the Guantanamo Bay military tribunals illegal, the U.S. Supreme Court put fresh curbs on President George W. Bush's powers in the war on terrorism and gave ammunition to those demanding the prison be closed. Thursday's ruling, in a case brought by Osama bin Laden's former driver, Salim Ahmed Hamdan, marks the third time the nation's highest court has placed limits on the president's powers in the fight...

2006-06-29 12:33:16

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as illegal the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court in a landmark decision declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military...

2006-06-29 11:22:22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday said he had not fully reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found the current military tribunal system to try Guantanamo prisoners unlawful, but promised it would be taken seriously. Bush said he would consult with the U.S. Congress to attain appropriate authority for the military tribunals the high court said violated U.S. military rules and the Geneva Conventions. "We take the findings seriously," he said at a news...

2006-06-29 11:02:50

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush on Thursday said he had not fully reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court ruling that found the current military tribunal system to try Guantanamo prisoners unlawful, but promised it would be taken seriously. Bush said he would consult with the U.S. Congress to attain appropriate authority for the military tribunals the high court said violated U.S. military rules and the Geneva Conventions. "We take the findings seriously," he said at a news...

2006-06-29 11:06:05

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a sharp rebuke of President George W. Bush's tactics in the war on terrorism, the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday struck down as unlawful the military tribunal system set up to try Guantanamo prisoners. By a 5-3 vote, the nation's highest court declared that the tribunals, which Bush created right after the September 11 attacks, violated the Geneva Conventions and U.S. military rules. "We conclude that the military commission convened to try...

2006-06-29 09:21:38

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the military tribunal for Guantanamo prisoner Salim Ahmed Hamdan lacks the power to proceed because it violates the Geneva Conventions.

2006-06-27 14:22:51

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-06-27 12:52:36

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is preparing a potential landmark ruling that could determine the fate of the military tribunals created by President George W. Bush to try Guantanamo prisoners for war crimes. The ruling by the nation's highest court, which is expected later this week, will be one of the most significant presidential war powers cases since World War Two and could determine whether the tribunals are lawful. No one outside the court knows...

2006-05-17 17:22:08

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - Hearings this week for two Guantanamo war crimes defendants were canceled or cut short as their attorneys opted to wait for the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on the legitimacy of special military tribunals set up by the Bush administration. Uncertainty over the pending ruling has stymied prosecutors' efforts to complete the preliminary hearings, even as they face criticism for holding hundreds of prisoners at the U.S. military...

2006-05-07 12:58:37

By Noah Barkin BERLIN (Reuters) - President George W. Bush said he would like to close the U.S.-run prison at Guantanamo Bay -- a step urged by several U.S. allies -- but was awaiting a Supreme Court ruling on how suspects held there might be tried. "Of course Guantanamo is a delicate issue for people. I would like to close the camp and put the prisoners on trial," Bush said in comments to German television to be broadcast on Sunday night. The interview was recorded last week....


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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