reactionpaper2 - Yogini Patel Poli Sci 101 April 20, 2011...

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Yogini Patel Poli Sci 101 April 20, 2011 Articles: Justices Decline to Hear Appeal From Chinese Detainees by Adam Liptak & Guantanamo, on Trial both Articles from NY Times Recently in the news, the Supreme Court of the United States said it would not hear an appeal from five Chinese Muslims detained at Guantanamo Bay who seek to be released into the United States. The prisoners were captured in Afghanistan shortly after the terrorist attacks on September 11 th . They have been determined by the government to pose no threat to the United States of America. However, Justice Breyer states with concern that their detentions are “without a lawful cause.” In spite of this, the prisoner’s fear being let back to China where they are considered to be terrorists and fear torture or even execution. The question that arises to Justice Breyer is that whether judges may order the prisoner to be released here over the government’s objection sending them back to China. The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled
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This note was uploaded on 11/08/2011 for the course POLISCI 101 taught by Professor Laraja during the Fall '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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