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Supreme Court: 9/11 detainees can't sue top US officials

AP  |  Washington 

The Supreme says Muslim men detained after the September 11 attacks can't sue top US enforcement officials.

The justices by a 4-2 vote today ended a long-running lawsuit against former Attorney General John Ashcroft, former FBI Director Robert Mueller and other top Bush administration officials.

The suit was filed by Muslim men who were detained for months in harsh conditions in a jail after the 2001 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

They were seeking damages against Ashcroft, Mueller, former immigration chief James Ziglar and the man who ran the federal jail. A lower still may re-examine claims against the jailer.

Only six of the nine justices were eligible to take part in the case.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 20:48 IST