The US Supreme Court has ruled that foreigners held at the US military prison in Guantanamo Bay have the right under the constitution to challenge their detention in civilian courts.
The decision is a setback for George Bush, the US president, who said on Thursday that he disagreed but would abide by it.
The court, by a vote of five to four, ruled that detainees in the US jail in southern Cuba "have the constitutional privilege of habeas corpus".
"The laws and constitution are designed to survive, and remain in force, in extraordinary times," said Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the court.
Just one justice between us and utter depravity people. Still want John McCain as president?