July 8, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On July 8, 2008, Chief Judge Thomas F. Hogan for the US District Court for the District of Columbia stated that the US government should make Guantanamo detainee appeals a top priority to ensure that the appeals reach trial in a timely manner. He instructed the Department of Justice to put other ...[read more]
June 20, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Marjorie Cohn of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law says that the Supreme Court's recent refusal to hear appeals from detainees at Guantanamo Bay represents a significant step away from the rights secured for them in Boumediene v. Bush...The tragic case of Adnan Farhan ...[read more]
April 10, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On April 10, 2009, the Obama administration announced is would appeal the April 2009 ruling of the US District Court for the District of Columbia which allowed detainees of Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan to proceed with habeas corpus challenges to their detention. The order came after ...[read more]
June 12, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On June 12, 2008, the US Supreme Court held in the consolidated cases of Boumediene v. Bush and Al-Odah v. United States that federal courts have jurisdiction to review habeas corpus petitions filed by Guantanamo Bay detainees who have been classified as "enemy combatants." The ruling overturned ...[read more]
May 21, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 21, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled in Al Maqaleh v. Gates that detainees held at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan cannot bring habeas corpus challenges in US courts. The circuit court reversed the district court's ruling, which allowed habeas ...[read more]
May 15, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 15, 2009, Algerian Guantanamo Bay detainee Lakhdar Boumediene was released and sent to France. Boumediene was the named plaintiff in the US Supreme Court case Boumediene v. Bush, in which the court held that Guantanamo detainees could challenge their imprisonment in federal courts through ...[read more]
April 1, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On April 1, 2010, a judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed as moot 105 habeas corpus petitions of non-citizen former Guantanamo Bay detainees who were no longer in US custody. Judge Thomas Hogan wrote that in deciding the case, the court was answering one of the ...[read more]
November 16, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On November 16, 2006, US Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT) introduced legislation that would have amended the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) to restore habeas corpus rights to military detainees. A key provision in the MCA stripped US courts of jurisdiction to consider writs of habeas corpus filed ...[read more]
April 3, 2010
by Ximena Marinero
A judge for the US District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday dismissed as moot 105 habeas corpus petitions of non-citizen former Guantanamo Bay detainees who are no longer in US custody. Judge Thomas Hogan wrote that in deciding the case, the court was answering one of the questions ...[read more]
February 2, 2010
by Andrew Wood
Jon May: On Monday, January 25, 2010, the Supreme Court denied General Manuel Noriega's petition for certiorari review. But the case before the Court is hardly at an end. Counsel for General Noriega will file a petition for rehearing on February 19, 2010. While it is rare for the Court... ...[read more]

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