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U.S.-Born Hamdi to Challenge Detention

The lawyer for Yaser Esam Hamdi welcomes the Supreme Court's ruling that Hamdi, an American citizen arrested in Afghanistan in 2001, has the right to legally challenge his status as an "enemy combatant" in a U.S. court. Public defender Frank Dunham argued Hamdi's case after the suit was initiated by Hamdi's father. Hear Dunham and NPR's Robert Siegel.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.