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The Suspension Clause Challenge That Never Was
On Friday, June 26, 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States decided a Suspension Clause challenge to expedited immigration proceedings.  In the widely anticipated judgment, the Court determined that no habeas could be brought as the original hab (More)
Federal appeals court denies Guantanamo detainee's petition for release
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday denied a Guantanamo detainee's habeas petition for release.Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi has been detained at Guantanamo since 2002, following Congress giving the President pow (More)
Kennedy: A Flexible Jurisprudence
Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement announcement yesterday rightfully set off shock waves across the country. For the past three decades, Justice Kennedy has gone from one of the more moderate justices who could sometimes swing an important vote, to (More)
Guantánamo inmates claim indefinite detention due to Trump's hostility toward Muslims
Eleven Guantánamo inmates filed a writ of habeas corpus in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Thursday claiming that their indefinite detention is due to President Donald Trump's anti-Muslim stance.The inmates argue (More)
Closing Guantanamo Isn't Enough
JURIST Guest Columnist Jared A. Goldstein of Roger Williams University School of Law discusses President Obama's proposal to close the prison in Guantanamo Bay...Last month President Obama announced his latest plan to close the prison in Guantanamo (More)
Morocco judge orders release of former Guantanamo detainee
A Moroccan judge on Thursday ordered the release of Younis Chekkouri, a former Guantanamo detainee who had remained in custody for nearly five months despite diplomatic assurances that he would be freed after his transfer to the country . Chekkouri' (More)
US Department of Justice files sealed opposition in Guantanamo Habeas case
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) on Friday submitted a sealed document [The Guardian report] in opposition to the habeas corpus petition of Tariq Ba Odah, despite a 2009 government security review that cleared Ba Odah for transfer. In a public di (More)
Debating Guantanamo Bay and Torture
JURIST Guest Columnist Clarence Leatherbury from Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law discusses the debate over torture techniques and our nations security... The American public was recently given information about the CIA's torture o (More)
History of Executive Orders
All but one of the US presidents, beginning with George Washington, have issued orders which can be equated with the modern-day executive order. The sole exception was William Henry Harrison, who died in office after having held the presidency for le (More)
Guantanamo Bay Prisoner Releases
Six hundred and twenty-one detainees have been transferred from Guantanamo Bay since 2002. NPR and The New York Times have identified at least a dozen of the 621 whom have resumed terrorist activities. Of that dozen, two became leaders of al Qaeda in (More)
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