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BREAKING NEWS ~ Supreme Court denies appeal over use of military trials for foreign terror suspects

[JURIST] AP is reporting that the US Supreme Court denied Tuesday an appeal over government's use of military trials for foreign detainees accused of terrorism. JURIST's Paper Chase will have more information as the order list becomes available.

10:45 AM ET - The Court denied certiorari in the case Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, 04-702, meaning the appeal must be heard first by the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit. The Court previously refused to hear [JURIST report] an expedited appeal in the case. Also Tuesday, the Court granted certorari, vacated the judgments and remanded two cases in light of its ruling [JURIST report] in Clark v. Martinez [text, PDF]. The two cases were Perez-Aquillar v. Ashcroft, 03-8075, and Sierra v. Romine, 03-8662. The Court also denied certiorari in more than 75 cases. Read the complete Order List [text, PDF].

11:30 AM ET - AP has more on the Court's refusal to hear the case on military commissions. The Court also refused to hear [AP report] a case on whether a police officer may take a blood test of a suspected drunken driver without a warrant.

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