Washington (AP) A constitutional showdown over presidential power could play out this morning in a Washington courtroom.
A three-judge panel hears arguments on a lower court ruling ordering the immediate release of 17 Chinese detainees, Muslims known as Uighurs, from the Guantanamo detention center.
The Bush Administration claims the Uighers represent a continuing threat. Their lawyers say if sent home to China, they will be tortured.
The same three-judge panel hearing the case today temporarily blocked the release of the detainees late last month, to hear the government's full argument. The panel is composed of two Republican appointees and one Democrat.
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