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"We hold these petitioners do have the habeas corpus privilege," Justice Kennedy wrote. He was joined by Justices Breyer, Ginsburg, Souter and Stevens.
In dissent, Chief Justice John Roberts criticized the majority for striking down what he called "the most generous set of procedural protections ever afforded aliens detained by this country as enemy combatants."
Justice Scalia, in dissent, wrote that the court's decision "will almost certainly cause more Americans to be killed."
The Bush administration argued that the Guantanamo prisoners have no legal rights, but if they do, it argued, the processes of the administration's status review tribunals were sufficient.
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