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Chart: Obama Tracks Bush on National Security Cases

Lauren Victoria Burke/, Pablo Martinez Monsivais-Pool/Getty ImagesIn a half-dozen national security lawsuits we've beenfollowing, the Obama administration has so far largely stuck by the positions taken by the Bush administration. (The one significant exception has been the recent decision to file criminal charges against the only remaining U.S.-based "enemy combatant.")

These decisions may be a temporary fix that will buy the administration time to think through its views. Or, it could indicate that the new administration simply doesn't want to be squeezed into making policy in the court room.

We've decided to lay out the relevant cases, so you can see the positions on your own. If you know of more national security suits that belong on the watch list, let us know.

See our chart...

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