Despite Leeway, Government Faring Poorly In Gitmo Suits

08/23/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

As the Obama administration and Congress try to forge a legal framework for detaining suspected terrorists, they might want to take a close look at what's happening at the federal district courthouse just a short walk down Pennsylvania Avenue from both the White House and the Capitol. Trial judges there have quietly decided 31 of some 200 cases brought by Guantanamo inmates seeking freedom.

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