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High Court: U.S. Must Allow Terror Detainees to Challenge Status

The Supreme Court rules that persons seized as potential terrorists must be have access to attorneys and be allowed to challenge their imprisonment in American courts. The court said the president cannot unilaterally order the indefinite detention of accused enemy combatants, whether or not the accused combatants are American citizens. NPR's Nina Totenberg reports.

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Nina Totenberg is NPR's award-winning legal affairs correspondent. Her reports air regularly on NPR's critically acclaimed newsmagazines All Things Considered, Morning Edition, and Weekend Edition.