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A quick definition of enemy combatant:

An enemy combatant is a person who fights against another country or group during a war. The term was used by the US government to describe people suspected of supporting or participating in terrorist activities against the United States. These people were detained without charge and held indefinitely in places like Guantanamo Bay. The US Supreme Court later ruled that these detainees have the right to challenge their imprisonment in court. In 2009, the Obama administration stopped using the term "enemy combatant" but the detainees remained in prison without charge.

A more thorough explanation:

An enemy combatant is a person who fights against the United States during a time of war or conflict. This term was created by President George W. Bush's administration to describe people suspected of supporting or participating in terrorist activities against the United States.

Enemy combatants are detained by the U.S. military without charge and for an indefinite amount of time. They are not given the same rights and protections as prisoners of war under the Third Geneva Convention of 1949. The U.S. military has used this term to detain members of Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters.

For example, after the 9/11 attacks, many suspected terrorists were detained as enemy combatants and sent to Guantanamo Bay prison. They were held there without charge and subject to interrogation techniques that were considered torture.

The status of enemy combatants has been controversial because it raises questions about whether they are entitled to the same protections as prisoners of war and whether they have the right to challenge their imprisonment in U.S. courts. In 2004, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that enemy combatants have the right to challenge their imprisonment through habeas corpus petitions filed in U.S. courts. In 2008, the Supreme Court confirmed this right in Boumediene v. Bush.

In 2009, the Obama administration ruled that detainees in Guantanamo would no longer be designated as enemy combatants. However, they would still be held indefinitely without charge.

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Coolperson49494
18:08
id do it although LA biglaw seems more appealing overall tbh
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
If that person doesnt have 10k however, could be outta luck
yeah i think it comes down to literally not having 10k to blow
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Oof
OvertReconditeSpider
18:20
Skill issue
OvertReconditeSpider
18:21
Jk even if i had it. I wouldnt spend 10k just to get out of a lease to switch schools
MightyUnableSphinx
18:29
@menherachan: You should say that to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
I mean fuck it right. Like, maybe they can help somehow. Probably they can't but if the alternative is "i dont go to gulc" who cares
MightyUnableSphinx
18:30
Idk I doubt they can give you 10k cash, lmao, but who knows!
Others will disagree, but max out a credit card if you have to do so.
It's 10K. Not 100K.
OvertReconditeSpider
19:29
10K at 21.51% interest. Lol
19:47
Yeah I would definitely disagree. Without family help when could they realistically pay that off?
20:18
If someone can live below the student budget at GULC loans could cover an extra $10K, but Grad PLUS loans still amount to $2 in repayment for every $1 borrowed on a 10-year plan at current interest rates. Not a choice to make lightly.
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
^
OvertReconditeSpider
20:19
The rates on the stafford loans are garbage too
manifestmoreadmissions
21:59
yeah its not the worst decision and im sure you could find solutions to any problems it might create but idk if it's like a no-brainer
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
Apply for new credit card w/ 12 month 0% APR intro offer -> Max out card to 10k to get out of lease -> Go to GULC
MightyUnableSphinx
0:11
You now have 12mths to pay back 10k with no interest
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
If you have decent credit history/credit score i bet the starting balance will be like 15-25k
MightyUnableSphinx
0:14
im actually cooking right now wtf this advice is so good. do not blow up your plan in life because of a fkn lease agreement
1:39
Excuse me everyone. Sorry. I'm planning to take lsat but I see so many different types of textbooks and categories on the market, which books should I start with for a rookie like me? Thanks a lot!
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1:42
Sincere thanks, with my respect :)
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@Coolperson49494: yeah but i physically cant get 10k in less than a month :(
it would take me like 6 months to get 10k
i agree that gulc is worth it for me, but i just do not have the means of upending all my plans and moving to dc
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