Guantanamo detainees legal representation ruling [US DC]
Guantanamo detainees legal representation ruling [US DC]

Al Odah v. US, United States District Court for the District of Columbia, Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly, October 20, 2004 [ruling that detainees at the Guantanamo Bay Naval Base are entitled to meet with lawyers freely, and not solely while monitored]. Read the full text of the opinion here [PDF]. Excerpt:

The Court finds that Petitioners are entitled to be represented by counsel pursuant to the federal habeas statute, 28 U.S.C. § 2241, the Criminal Justice Act, 18 U.S.C. § 3006A, and the All Writs Act, 28 U.S.C. § 1651. In light of this finding, the Court determines that the Government is not entitled to unilaterally impose procedures that abrogate the attorney-client relationship and its concomitant attorney-client privilege covering communications between them.

Reported in JURIST's Paper Chase here.