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May 21, 2009 6:16 PM

Obama's proposed Guantanamo legal plan rife with problems

President Barack Obama raised more questions than he answered Thursday about the legal prospects for Guantanamo Bay detainees. While politicians have been most concerned that detainees there not be transferred to prisons in the United States, the real legal quandary is about how to form new military commissions or detain terrorism suspects indefinitely without violating U.S or international laws.

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