SCOTUS: Detainee Lawsuit Cannot Proceed, Mueller and Ashcroft Acted Appropriately

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:28 pm May 18, 2009

WASHINGTON – A sharply divided Supreme Court ruled Monday that FBI Director Robert Mueller and former Attorney General John Ashcroft can’t face a lawsuit from a former Sept. 11 detainee who argued they were responsible for his restrictive confinement because of his religious beliefs. The court on Monday overturned a lower court decision that let Javaid Iqbal’s (Ick-ball) lawsuit against the high-ranking officials proceed.

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