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Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Janet Reno Joins Challenge to Military Commissions Act

by Jay Allbritton
Janet Reno is back and she's taking a stab at the Bush administration in court.

From the AP:
Former Attorney General Janet Reno and seven other former Justice Department officials filed court papers Monday arguing that the Bush administration is setting a dangerous precedent by trying a suspected terrorist outside the court system.

It was the first time that Reno, attorney general in the Clinton administration, has spoken out against the administration's policies on terrorism detainees, underscoring how contentious the court fight over the nation's new military commissions law has become. Former attorneys general rarely file court papers challenging administration policy.

Suspected al-Qaida sleeper agent Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is the only detainee being held in the United States.

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Here's an interesting story about students protesting the Military Commissions Act at Michigan State.

VIDEO: Jack Cafferty explains just one of the applications of the Military Commissions Act.

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