Democratic platform (sort of) repeats promise to close Guantanamo

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but omits the 2008 promise to provide trials for terror suspects or to respect prisoners' rights to challenge their detention in court.

And you can forget about a return of habeas corpus; the 2012 platform retains indefinite detention policy, omits a 2008 pledge to revisit the Patriot Act or limitations on executive power, and avoids specific mention of drone strikes.

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