Oct 182010
 October 18, 2010  Posted by  Court, Surveillance

The Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide if former U.S. Attorney General John Ashcroft can be sued for wrongfully detaining people as witnesses after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The high court said it will take up Ashcroft’s appeal of the 9th Circuit’sruling last September allowing University of Idaho student Abdullah al-Kidd to sue Ashcroft in the wake of his post-Sept. 11 detention.

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SCOTUSBlog adds background and links to relevant filings here.

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