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U.S. Wants Lawsuits by Detainees Thrown Out

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From Times Wire Reports

The Justice Department will seek the dismissal of lawsuits from more than 300 Guantanamo Bay detainees fighting the legality of their confinement, using a new law that the Bush administration says sharply limits existing challenges. Advocates for detainees quickly registered their opposition.

The new measure, part of the Defense Appropriations Act that President Bush signed last week, curbs the ability of prisoners being held at the U.S. naval base in Cuba to challenge their detention in federal court.

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