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'Enemy combatant' to hear in U.S. court  The Supreme Court will again look at a key component of the anti-terror strategy, agreeing to hear the appeal of Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri Court overturns DC handgun ban  In a 5-4 decision, a ban on handguns in Washington DC has been ruled unconstitutional Court bans death for child rape  The Court has struck down Louisiana law that would have allowed the execution of someone convicted of raping a child Major Guantanamo setback for Bush
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US Supreme Court allows execution  The US Supreme Court has refused to halt the Virginia execution of Teresa Lewis 'Cuban Five' file appeal
US Supreme Court backs use of contentious execution drug  The US Supreme Court has upheld the use of a contentious drug used in executions, saying it does not violate a ban on cruel and unusual punishment Troy Davis' last appeal rejected

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  Death row inmate has had his final appeal rejected by the US Supreme Court as he awaits execution for the murder of a policeman

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  5 Cubans convicted in 2001 of spying for the Castro regime have asked the Supreme Court to grant a new trial in a politically charged case

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  Foreign suspects held in Guantanamo Bay have the right to challenge their detention in civilian courts
 The decision marks another legal blow to the Bush administration's war on terrorism policies
May.19   Nazi guard loses last US appeal  John Demjanjuk, 88, accused of being a guard at a death camp during World War II has finally lost his legal fight to stay in the United Stat...

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Dec.5 Judges mull Guantanamo rights
  The Bush administration argued in the Court that foreign terrorism suspects have sufficient opportunities to challenge their confinement
Oct.30   Judges delay death in Mississippi  The US Supreme Court has granted a stay of execution to a death-row inmate moments before he was due to die

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Mar.1 Supreme Court bans juvenile executions  The court voted 5-4 that the juvenile death penalty should be declared unconstitutional

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Jun.28 Terror suspects get court access  The Supreme Court has ruled that suspects held at Guantanamo can use the US legal system to challenge the detention Apr.20   Supreme Court hears Guantanamo appeal  A lawyer: The U.S. has created a 'lawless enclave' where men are being held without access to American courts Jan.12 US keeps 'terror' arrests secret
  The Supreme Court allowed the government to keep secret information about hundreds of people rounded up following 9/11

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Nov.10   Guantanamo cases go to top court
  The Supreme Court is to hear appeals by 16 Afghan war detainees, who claim that they are being held illegally Jun.26 Supreme Court overturns gay sex ban
  By 6-3 decision court has struck down a ban on homosexual sex in Texas

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Jun.20   US court ruling limits death penalty  The US Supreme Court by the 6-3 ruling said that executing mentally retarded killers is unconstitutional Jan.7 Oklahoma plotter loses appeal  The US Supreme Court has rejected an appeal by bombing conspirator Terry Nichols

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Oct.1   Clinton barred from Supreme Court  Former President has been banned from practising law before the US Supreme Court

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