Supreme Court Hands Bush Officials Huge Victory Over Post-9/11 Detainees

By Lawrence Hurley

WASHINGTON, June 19 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed a victory to former President George W. Bush’s attorney general, FBI chief and others, ruling they cannot be sued over the treatment of detainees, mainly Muslims, rounded up in New York after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks.

The justices, in a 4-2 decision, reversed a lower court’s decision that said the long-running suit brought by the detainees could proceed against former Attorney General...

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