Hicks was taken to Guantanamo Bay after he was captured in Afghanistan, where he allegedly had been fighting with the Taliban. His defense lawyers have said they plan to challenge the Military Commissions Act as unconstitutional [JURIST report]. A legal challenge to the act provisions stripping detainees of habeas corpus, or the right to challenge detentions in court, is already under way [JURIST report] in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit. AAP has more.
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