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U.S. Warns Judge's Ruling Impedes Its Detention Powers

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The Obama administration warned Monday that a judge's ruling last week blocking a statute authorizing the indefinite detention of terrorism suspects has jeopardized its ability to continue detaining certain prisoners captured during the war in Afghanistan. Judge Forrest's order "threatens irreparable harm to national security and the public interest by injecting added burdens and dangerous confusion into the conduct of military operations abroad during an active armed conflict," the government wrote in a 38-page filing with the federal appeals court in New York.

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