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Bush Appointees Bucking Obama On Terror Policies

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First Posted: 07/31/09 06:12 AM ET Updated: 05/25/11 02:30 PM ET

Politico:

President Barack Obama's claims of broad executive authority to carry out the war on terror are drawing fire from an unexpected source: federal judges nominated by President George W. Bush, who asserted the sweeping powers in the first place.

In recent weeks, three different Bush appointees considering cases relating to war-on-terror detainees have rejected arguments from Obama's Justice Department, which adopted virtually unchanged the positions the Bush administration had staked out.

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