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

Defending Bush, Obama Administration Appeals Court Decision Allowing Detainees To Challenge Imprisonment

Recently, Judge John Bates ruled that some prisoners at the Air Force base in Bagram have a right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. civilian courts, saying the detainees are "virtually identical" to detainees at Guantánamo and so they have the same constitutional rights granted in Boumediene vs. Bush. Siding with the Bush administration, however, the Obama administration is appealing the court decision:

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