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Obama GITMO order rebuffed

From NBC's Jim Miklaszewski

U.S. military officials confirm that a military judge at Guantanamo Bay has refused the Obama administration's request to suspend the military commission proceedings for one of the detainees for 120 days.

The judge is presiding over the case of Abd Al Rahim al-Nashiri, a Saudi accused in the October 2000 bombing of the U.S.S. Cole that killed 17 American sailors. The officials could not immediately comment on why the judge refused to suspend the proceedings.

The officials point out that the administration's request was to suspend legal proceedings in 14 separate cases now in progress before the military commissions, and this judge's ruling pertains only to Nashiri's case.