Guantanamo habeas-stripping decision deeply disappointing

David Cynamon [partner, Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP; Project Kuwaiti Freedom]: "I and the other attorneys working for justice in Guantanamo Bay are deeply disappointed in the US Court of Appeals' decision to deny our clients the basic right to challenge their detentions in the US court system. We intend to bring this issue before the Supreme Court as soon as possible, where we expect the Court to again uphold the fundamental right of habeas corpus as it has done in the cases of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and Rasul v. Bush. The ruling also underscores the importance and urgency of Congress' efforts to repeal the Military Commissions Act and to restore the Great Writ to the detainees."

David Cynamon, defense lawyer for Guantanamo detainees, commenting on the DC Circuit Court's February 20, 2007 opinion in Boumediene et al. v. Bush. Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.

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