POLITICS
11/25/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Supreme Court Considers Bush Terror Policies Obama Defends

Graphic photos of U.S. troops abusing Iraqi prisoners present the Supreme Court with its latest, but not its last, national-security legal dilemma.

On Tuesday, justices will meet privately to consider the incendiary photos, as well as a case involving Chinese Muslim men who've been held without charges at the military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Both legal disputes could become the highest-profile national security conflicts of the Supreme Court term that starts Oct. 5.

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