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Justices don't act on last Gitmo case

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Detainees attend a class at Camp VI in Camp Delta at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on July 8, 2010. Detainees are shackled to the floor when contractors are teaching classes to insure teachers' safety. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg | <a href="/News_Photos/lp/e14794d978be4b122e5410743f1dee87/" target="_blank">License Photo</a>
Detainees attend a class at Camp VI in Camp Delta at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay in Cuba on July 8, 2010. Detainees are shackled to the floor when contractors are teaching classes to insure teachers' safety. UPI/Roger L. Wollenberg | License Photo

WASHINGTON, April 25 (UPI) -- The U.S. Supreme Court took no action Monday on the last case on its docket from a detainee at the military prison in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

The core issue in the case was whether federal judges have any power to block transfer of detainees out of the Guantanamo Bay prison facility, putting them beyond the reach of a U.S. court, SCOTUSBLOG.com reported.

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The case also wanted to test whether Guantanamo Bay prisoners have a constitutional right to challenge the federal government's claim that they won't be tortured if sent to a country when the detainees believe they would be.

The case was the last of eight on the court's docket this term.

Justices chose not to hear an appeal in which the issue was whether states that award inmates credits that could result in reduced prison time may constitutionally adopt a policy against giving such credits to inmates serving life sentences, SCOTUSBLOG.com said.

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