Supreme Court says 9/11 detainees can’t sue

By a vote of 4 to 2, the Supreme Court has ruled that the men detained after the September 11 attacks cannot sue U.S. law enforcement officials, writes Mark Sherman for the Associated Press

The vote ends a lawsuit filed against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, former immigration chief James Ziglar and other officials filed by a group of men jailed in Brooklyn on suspicion of terrorism shortly after the terrorist attacks of 9/11. All those arrested were in this country illegally.

Three of the Supreme Court’s justices were ineligible to decide the case —¬†Justice Neil Gorsuch because he joined the Supreme Court after the case had been argued, and¬†Justices Elena Kagan and Sonia Sotomayor had both been involved with the lawsuit before they were appointed as Supreme Court justices.

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