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Supreme Court / Terrorism Prisoners #753389

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 2004
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(Washington: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Supreme Court: Manuel Medrano) Supreme Court hearings on the detention of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, featured; courtroom sketches by William Hennessy shown. [Voice of detainees attorney John GIBBONS†- comments on executive branch accountability.] [Voice of Justice Ruth Bader GINSBURG†- questions whether they are "combatants."] [Voice of solicitor general Ted OLSON†- speaks to the threat to national security.] [Voice of Justice Antonin SCALIA†- comments on Gitmo & the issue of jurisdiction.] [Voice of Justice Stephen BREYER†- comments on executive accountability.]

(Washington: Peter Jennings) The court's consideration next of the cases of two American citizens labeled enemy combatants noted; scenes shown of demonstrations outside the court; details recalled of the case brought by Fred Korematsu about the World War II internment of Japanese-Americans.

Jennings, Peter;
Medrano, Manuel

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