Supreme court rules Bush officials cannot be sued over 9/11 detentions

  • Former attorney general and FBI chief were accused of racial profiling
  • Detainees said they were unlawfully held and abused in immigration custody

The supreme court on Monday handed a victory to former President George W Bush’s attorney general, FBI chief and other officials, ruling they cannot be sued over the treatment of detainees, mainly Muslims, who were rounded up in New York after the September 11 attacks.

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