U.S. Detention Policy Controversies Continue

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Sunday, January 1, 2006
Author: 
Bruce Zagaris
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
1
15
Abstract: 
Three years after the Bush Administration developed its unique approache to counter-terrorism enforcement ? a war paradigm, detaining persons and declaring them enemy combatants so that they can be held indefinitely and in solitary confinement outside the U.S. so that they are outside the ambit of U.S. law ? the policy faces challenges in a number of fora. On October 25, 2005, Judge Gladys Kessler of the U.S. District Court in the District of Columbia ordered the Bush administration and the military to provide information to defense counsel about the condition of detainees at the Guant?namo military base in Cuba who are engaging in a hunger strike ? [more]