Senate passes $91.3 billion war funding bill

The Senate has passed a $91 billion war spending bill that would fund stepped-up military operations in Afghanistan but deny President Barack Obama money to close the Guantanamo Bay prison.

Guantanamo Bay detainees

Three Vermont lawyers are doing pro bono work for detainees. They’ll explain the impact of last month’s Supreme Court ruling, and update us on the results of hearing on Tuesday that might clarify the next steps for court proceedings.

Midday Newscast June 13, 2008

Arts organizations across Vermont say the economic downturn is affecting them; two Vermont lawyers representing detainees at Guantanamo Bay are hailing a Supreme Court decision allowing their clients to challenge their detention in a U.S. courtroom; more…