High Court To Hear Al-Marri Case

By WEEK Producer

July 13, 2010 Updated Jul 13, 2010 at 2:18 PM CDT

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed take up the case of Ali al-Marri, who was arrested in Peoria in 2001

Al-Marri, who attended Bradley University, is accused of being an al-Qaida sleeper agent.

The high court is slated to decide if the president may order that people picked up in the United States be detained indefinitely and without criminal charges.

Al-Marri's lawyers say he can't be imprisoned without charge or trial.

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