Tag Archives: Guantanamo

Judge Robertson Attacks D.C. Circuit’s Guantanamo Jurisprudence

The Constitution Project has posted a transcript of a panel discussion it hosted last week on “Boumediene‘s Legacy and the Fate of Guantanamo Detainees.”   Continue reading

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Panel: The Military Commissions and Guantanamo

The D.C. Bar’s International Law Section is sponsoring a panel on Thursday, July 19, entitled “The Military Commissions and Guantanamo.”   Continue reading

Supreme Court to Consider Granting Guantanamo Cert Petition Next Week

[Update: The Supreme Court denied cert on June 11, 2012.]

The D.C. Circuit’s decision vacating the habeas grant in Latif v. Obama is back in the news. The Guantanamo detainee’s cert petition, which was yesterday’s “petition of the day” at SCOTUSblog, has been distributed for consideration at the Supreme Court’s May 17 conference, along with recently redacted, public versions of the Solicitor General’s response in opposition to cert (pdf) and Latif’s reply Continue reading

Conditional Probability Lowered the Odds for Guantanamo Habeas Petitioners

A recent study by Professors Mark Denbeaux and Jonathan Hafetz of Seton Hall School of Law concludes that the D.C. Circuit’s 2010 decision in Al Adahi v. Obama marked a turning point in the district court’s adjudication of Guantanamo habeas petitions. Continue reading

D.C. Circuit Could Split Three Ways on Material Support for Terrorism Conviction

Today the D.C. Circuit heard oral argument in a challenge to Salim Ahmed Hamdan’s conviction for material support for terrorism–a crime that Congress recognized after Hamdan committed the acts for which he was convicted but which the Government says is derived from “the domestic common law of war.” Continue reading

D.C. Circuit Fills in Some Blanks in Guantanamo Mad Libs Opinion

Today the D.C. Circuit released a more complete version of the opinions (searchable pdf) in a controversial Guantanamo habeas case currently before the Supreme Court on a cert petition. Continue reading

Supreme Court Denies Cert in Two Guantanamo Cases

The Supreme Court denied cert today in Gul v. Obama, a case brought by former Guantanamo detainees complaining of the conditions of their release, and Abdah v. Obama, concerning the rights of Guantanamo detainees to advanced notice and an opportunity to challenge their transfer to countries where they say they will be mistreated. Continue reading