Mukasey Asks Congress To Write Rules|For Habeas Actions From Guantanamo

     WASHINGTON (CN) – As the trial of Osama bin Laden’s alleged chauffeur began today in Guantanamo, U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey asked Congress to write rules by which terrorism suspects can challenge their imprisonment. Mukasey said in a speech that though the Supreme Court ruled in June, in Boumediene v. Bush, that Guantanamo detainees have the right of habeas corpus, the court “stopped well short of detailing how the habeas corpus proceedings may be conducted.”

     The trial of Salim Ahmed Hamdan began this morning in Guantanamo, before a military tribunal. He is charged with conspiracy and providing material support for terrorism. He faces up to life in prison if convicted by a jury of U.S. military officers.

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