The US Supreme Court declined to take the case of Canadian citizen Maher Arar, who alleged that US officials deported him to Syria in 2002 knowing he would be tortured during terrorism interrogations.
Salim Hamdan's sentence is less than the Bush administration wanted. Officials have suggested he can be held indefinitely.
Sentence is far less than prosecutors sought, but Osama bin Laden's former driver could be held indefinitely.
A mixed verdict against Salim Ahmed Hamdan has his defense lawyers preparing to appeal to federal civilian courts.
The jury in the Hamdan case gives a mixed result, but it's seen as a victory for Bush administration.
Hamdan case tests special courts for 'illegal enemy combatants.'
Last month's Supreme Court ruling sets new rules for judges examining habeas corpus challenges from detainees.