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US Supreme Court won't hear expedited appeal on Gitmo military commissions

[JURIST] The US Supreme Court Monday refused to hear an appeal in a challenge to the government's strategy in holding military commissions for detainees at Guantanamo Bay. Lawyers for Salim Ahmed Hamdan, Osama bin Laden's former driver, had asked the Court to expedite the appeal, but the Court refused to hear the case before the DC Circuit can consider the appeal. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the request. AP has more.

10:29 AM ET - The Supreme Court did not grant certiorari in any cases Monday. The Court's Order List is here [PDF].

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