First hearings held in habeas corpus challenges to Gitmo detentions

The first open-court proceedings in habeas corpus challenges brought by Guantanamo Bay detainees since the Supreme Court upheld their rights to bring suit in federal court against their detentions were held Wednesday morning before District Judge Joyce Hens Green of the the US District Court for the District of Columbia. About a dozen habeas challenges have been filed with the court since June, when the Supreme Court ruled, in Rasul v. Bush [PDF], that US courts have jurisdiction to hear challenges brought by foreign-born detainees. JURIST's Paper Chase has background on the Court's decision. View the District Court's schedule [PDF]. Paper Chase has extensive coverage of events at Guantanamo Bay. US Newswire has more.

UPDATE: An AP story on the hearings is now available.

 

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