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Detainees Had Right To Sue Officials, ACLU Tells High Court

Law360, New York (January 10, 2017, 9:18 PM EST) -- The American Civil Liberties Union has argued to the U.S. Supreme Court that immigrants detained in the wake of 9/11 have a right to sue top officials in former President George W. Bush’s administration for civil rights violations, saying no other remedies are available.

In an amicus brief dated Dec. 27, the civil rights organization, along with a slew of immigrant rights groups and the National Lawyer Guild’s National Police Accountability Project, argued to the high court that the detainees can, in fact, sue the federal...
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