via Activate :
A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that some 200 Guantánamo detainees cannot appeal their indefinite detention, upholding provisions of the Military Commissions Act (MCA). The ruling, which likely foreshadows a third time the Supreme Court will take up the issue, is the latest in a string of reversals over the legal status of foreign nationals detained by the US at Guantánamo and elsewhere, without any formal trial, over the past five years.
The MCA, passed by the Bush administration last October, denies foreign "enemy combatants" the writ of habeas corpus, and makes possible the use of military tribunals that the Supreme Court previously ruled contrary to the Geneva Conventions. (CF)