Republicans Block Detainee Rights Bill

Reporting for The New York Times, David Stout writes "A move to give terrorism suspects the right to challenge their detentions in federal court fell short in the Senate today, even though it had majority support."

http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/091907S.shtml

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Senate Bars Bill to Restore Detainee Rights

By Susan Cornwell

The Senate voted on Wednesday against considering a measure to give Guantanamo detainees and other foreigners the right to challenge their detention in the U.S. courts. The legislation needed 60 votes to be considered by lawmakers in the Senate, narrowly controlled by Democrats; it received only 56, with 43 voting against the effort to roll back a key element of President George W. Bush's war on terrorism.

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