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Court hears argument over post-9/11 arrest

• AP
The Supreme Court on Wednesday considered whether to allow former Attorney General John Ashcroft to be sued for an American Muslim's post-Sept. 11 arrest and detention using a law intended to make sure witnesses testify in criminal proceedings, a move a couple of justices worried could have a profound effect in how federal prosecutors fight crime.