Yesterday, we promised to be in attendance during today’s argument session in Khairkhwa v. Obama
And this morning, yours truly sat through two standard-issue D.C. arguments—one, a criminal appeal challenging jury instructions, and another, an electrifying discussion of National Labor Relations Board procedures and arcana—before the time came for argument in the Guantanamo case.
But that was when the clerk called for the courtroom’s closure. And then added that there would be no public session, after all. (The judges apparently opted for this approach late yesterday or early this morning.) It thus turns out that we were not in the house after all, and must await the case’s disposition by the court of appeals.