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The US Senate will begin consulting legal experts in its bid to change US law to allow foreign-born terrorist suspects to be tried by US military tribunals, in defiance of the Supreme Court.
Lawmakers are writing the new law in response to the high court's ruling last month blocking President George W Bush's administration from prosecuting dozens of "war on terror" inmates held at the US naval base at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.
The status of the foreign detainees, some of whom have been imprisoned without charge for nearly five years, rocketed to the top of the agenda for Congress and the White House after the US high court spurned US efforts to use ad hoc military commissions to try the terror suspects...continues abc.net.au