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Supreme Court Guantanamo Detainees

What's Left of the Guantanamo Litigation? Nothing.

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

Boumediene v. Bush was at the time hailed as a landmark separation-of-powers decision, routinely assigned as required reading in law schools now as part of the first-year curriculum. Today, the Supreme Court effectively undid that decision.

Mike Sacks

Supreme Court Brushes Off New Gitmo Cases | Mike Sacks | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday denied review in the cases of several Guantanamo Bay detainees, likely closing off for good the prospect of ...

Free The Guantanamo Uighurs!

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Obama needs to find the courage to resist the shrill opportunism of some of his least principled colleagues, and to order the Uighurs' release into the United States.

Government Could Destroy Records in Hundreds of Gitmo Cases

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A stockpile of documents about hundreds of Guantanamo Bay detainees, some written by the prisoners themselves, could be destroyed under a Bush-era federal court order.

Freed Bosnian Calls Guantanamo "The Worst Place In The World"

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

It remains an appalling indictment of the Bush administration's detention policies that it took nearly seven years for the case of three Bosnian Algerian Guantanamo inmates to be reviewed.

Those Pesky Activist Judges

William Fisher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Fisher

In a breathtakingly unusual move, a federal appeals court has decided to re-hear the case of the man who has arguably become the poster child for the Bush administration's rendition program.

Release Hamdan

Justin Florence | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Justin Florence

Mr. Hamdan's sentence, in the Administration's view, will be not that selected by the military, but whatever the president wants. This position is unjust and unwise.

Bush v. Gore Rears Its Head: The Triumph of Politics Over Law (Part II)

Shahid Buttar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shahid Buttar

Despite the changing winds of politics, the expansion of the voting franchise has been one of our most consistent trends since the birth of the Republic.

ABC: Bush To Decide Soon Whether Or Not To Close Gitmo

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Bush will soon decide whether to close Guantanamo Bay as a prison for al-Qaeda suspects, sources tell ABC News. High-level discussions among...

The Supreme Court Returns the Constitution to Guantánamo

Deborah Colson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Deborah Colson

The Court has returned the Constitution to Guantánamo, where rules violate basic principles of justice and human rights. But the military commission system cannot be fixed with one good decision.

Scalia Cites False Information in Habeas Corpus Dissent

Marjorie Cohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Marjorie Cohn

To bolster his argument that the Guantánamo detainees should be denied the right to prove their innocence in federal courts, Scalia relied on stale information that was proven to be false one year ago.

A Razor-Thin Redemption

Robyn Blumner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robyn Blumner

We held innocent people at Guantanamo for years -- seriously mistreating some -- without giving them a chance to demonstrate their innocence. How is getting rid of such travesties indifferent to American lives?

McCain: No Habeas for Bin Laden, Right to the Gallows

Richard Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Silverstein

In attempting to turn Obama into the typical bleeding heart Democrat on national security issues, McCain has painted himself into a very deep, dark corner.

How Gingrich/Giuliani Sabotaged Civic Debate

Jeffrey Feldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Jeffrey Feldman

Withing days of the Supreme Court's ruling on Guantanamo detainees, Gingrich and Giuliani pushed their way into the debate, and began to argue that liberal views on Habeas Corpus would kill Americans.

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Rails At Supreme Court, Obama: 'This Could Cost Us A City' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Reacting to the recent decision of the Supreme Court of the United States of America - who recently affirmed, by 5-4 decision, our Constitutional righ...

John McCain, Legal Historian

Shayana Kadidal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shayana Kadidal

As McCain claims, judges are indeed "unaccountable" to voters. That is precisely why they are well-situated to serve to hold the executive branch accountable for its abuses and incompetence.

Guantanamo Detainees Have Constitutional Rights: Politicians React

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Supreme Court ruled today that detainees held in Guantanamo Bay have a constitutional right to challenge their detention. This is the third such ...