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2006-04-04 16:16:12

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Afghan prisoner accused of hurling a grenade at a car full of civilians went before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base on Tuesday as participants awaited a Supreme Court ruling on the tribunal system's legitimacy. Afghan detainee Abdul Zahir made his first appearance on charges of conspiring to commit war crimes, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians. He deferred entering a plea. The presiding...

2006-04-04 13:03:33

By Jane Sutton GUANTANAMO BAY U.S. NAVAL BASE (Reuters) - An Afghan prisoner accused of hurling a grenade at a car full of civilians went before a U.S. military tribunal at the Guantanamo naval base on Tuesday as participants awaited a Supreme Court ruling on the tribunal system's legitimacy. Afghan detainee Abdul Zahir made his first appearance on charges of conspiring to commit war crimes, aiding the enemy and attacking civilians. He deferred entering a plea. The presiding...

2006-03-28 15:48:43

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday sharply questioned the legal basis for military tribunals set up by President George W. Bush in his war on terrorism. Hearing a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver, several of the justices appeared troubled by the administration's position that international laws including the Geneva Convention do not apply to the Guantanamo prisoners. The justices also expressed reservations over the...

2006-03-28 01:38:28

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday hears a challenge by Osama bin Laden's former driver to President Bush's power to set up military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The arguments could lead to the most significant ruling on presidential war powers since the World War Two era. At issue are special war crimes tribunals Bush established shortly after the September 11 attacks for trying prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay...

2006-03-27 12:58:04

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-27 12:17:47

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Osama bin Laden's former driver is at the heart of a U.S. Supreme Court case this week that could determine whether President George W. Bush has the power to use military tribunals in his war on terrorism. The case, focusing on the war crimes tribunals for prisoners at the U.S. military base in Guantanamo, Cuba, also will weigh the balance of power between the presidency and the courts. In 90 minutes of arguments on Tuesday, the session could...

2006-03-26 15:52:29

By Alister Bull WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo detainees have constitutional rights and called European concerns over the issue hypocritical, Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday. The comments, which Newsweek said were recorded at a private appearance by Scalia in Switzerland on March 8, emerge before a Supreme Court hearing this week on a legal challenge by a Guantanamo prisoner against U.S. military tribunals....

2006-03-26 12:39:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia dismissed the idea that Guantanamo prison detainees have constitutional rights and called European concerns over the issue hypocritical, Newsweek magazine reported on Sunday. The comments, which Newsweek said were recorded at private appearance by Scalia in Switzerland on March 8, were made in advance of a Supreme Court hearing scheduled for this week on a legal challenge by a Guantanamo prisoner against U.S. military...

2006-01-12 18:54:28

By James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to dismiss a challenge to President George W. Bush's power to create military tribunals to put Guantanamo prisoners on trial for war crimes. The administration's argument was based on a law signed by Bush on December 30 that limits the ability of Guantanamo prisoners caught in the president's war on terrorism to challenge their detentions in federal courts. Administration lawyers...

2006-01-12 15:50:52

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration urged the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to dismiss an important case on whether President George W. Bush has the power to create military tribunals for Guantanamo prisoners because of a new law limiting court appeals by the detainees. Administration lawyers said the new law applied to the case of Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni accused of being Osama bin Laden's bodyguard and driver. The Supreme Court had agreed to decide his challenge to...


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  • A murmuring sound; a rushing or whistling sound, like that of the wind; a deep sigh.
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  • A cant or whining mode of speaking, especially in preaching or praying; the chant or recitative characteristic of the old Presbyterians in Scotland.
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