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A federal court sentenced Haji Bagcho, an Afghan drug kingpin, to life in prison for conspiring to sell heroin in the US and use the proceeds to fund the Taliban. His heroin transactions in over 20 countries had supported Taliban military activities in eastern Afghanistan as well as the Taliban governor for Nangarhar province.
The US Supreme Court let stand an appellate court's ruling that convicted al Qaeda "dirty bomb" plotter Jose Padilla could not sue US officials for violations of his constitutional rights. The court also rejected appeals by several longtime Guantanamo detainees.