posted on May, 20 2009 @ 11:46 AM
A federal judge says the United States can continue to hold some prisoners at Guantanamo Bay indefinitely without any charges.
U.S. District Judge John Bates' opinion issued Tuesday night limited the Obama administration's definition of who can be held. But he said Congress
in the days after Sept. 11, 2001 gave the president the authority to hold anyone involved in planning, aiding or carrying out the terrorist
Bates' opinion comes amid increasing debate over whether President Obama is going to release anyone from Guantanamo. Obama has promised to close the
prison by January, but Senate Democrats say they will block the move until he comes up with a plan for the detainees.