Supreme Court refuses to block Khadr military trial Zach Zagger at 4:01 PM ET
[JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday refused to block the military trial of Canadian Guantanamo Bay [JURIST news archive] detainee Omar Khadr [DOD materials; JURIST news archive]. The Supreme Court issued a one-line order denying the Khadr's petition for a stay. The order had no noted dissents and offered no explanation of the ruling. The trial is scheduled to begin August 10 at the US military base at Guantanamo Bay. Khadr's US military lawyer, Lt.-Colonel Jon Jackson, filed a petition [JURIST report] on Monday asking the Supreme Court either to issue a writ of mandamus [Cornell LII backgrounder] forcing the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] to rule on a similar petition or for the Supreme Court to grant the stay because there was little time before the trial.
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