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Trump Admin Argues It Can Hold Prisoners at Guantánamo for 100 Years

HeadlineJul 12, 2018

The Trump administration argued Wednesday it has the authority to indefinitely hold people in the Guantánamo Bay prison camp without charging them with a crime—even for 100 years. The claim by a Justice Department lawyer came in federal court in Washington, D.C., as a judge considers a habeas corpus petition brought by 11 Guantánamo prisoners who argue their perpetual detention is arbitrary and unlawful.

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