The detainees in Aamer v. Obama, the force-feeding case on appeal before the D.C. Circuit, have filed another letter with the court. In a Nov. 21 letter, the government notified the court that the force-feeding protocols were revised on … Read more »
It is somewhat old news, though refreshed a bit in light of yesterday’s Ali decision from the D.C. Circuit: on November 19, lawyers for another Guantanamo detainee, Abdul al Qader Ahmed Hussain, asked the Supreme Court to take up … Read more »
Both Raffaela and Steve have already noted the D.C. Circuit’s opinion yesterday in Abdul Razak Ali v. Obama, the latest Guantanamo habeas case. Both also took note of Senior Judge Harry Edwards’s brief opinion concurring in the judgment affirming … Read more »
As Steve already noted, the D.C. Circuit has affirmed the district court’s denial of a writ of habeas corpus to Guantanamo detainee Abdul Razak Ali. We covered the oral argument this fall, in preview and recap posts.
The D.C. … Read more »
This morning’s D.C. Circuit decision in Ali v. Obama is not exactly a shocker, given the court’s ever-solidifying body of jurisprudence on the scope of the government’s power to detain non-citizen terrorism suspects at Guantánamo. In short, Judge Kavanaugh’s opinion … Read more »
The briefing regarding the mootness of the habeas appeal of the now-former Bagram detainee, Hamidullah, is before the D.C. Circuit. Last week the U.S. government informed Hamidullah’s attorneys that he had been transferred, along with five other non-Afghans who had … Read more »
The government has filed its brief in Al Laithi v. Rumsfeld and Celikgogus v. Rumsfeld, a case involving the consolidated claims of former Guantanamo detainees against former government officials in their individual capacities. The detainees seek civil damages, alleging … Read more »
The appellant and appellee briefs in a Guantanamo detainee’s habeas-related appeal, Abdullah v. Obama, have been filed with the Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
First, a short recap of the case: After not getting a decision from … Read more »
In Hatim v. Obama, a.k.a. the Guantanamo “counsel access case,” the government’s reply brief has been submitted, and the D.C. Circuit has slated the case for oral argument on Monday, December 9.
We’ve covered this Guantanamo detainee-related case… Read more »
Today the D.C. Circuit handed down its opinion in a Guantanamo detainee’s habeas-related appeal. The detainee filed his notice of appeal too late, concluded the three-judge panel, thus divesting the appeals court of jurisdiction. The panel dismissed the appeal.
The … Read more »
The fate of the case, Al Janko v. Gates, before the D.C. Circuit today appears to hinge on a Clintonesque question: It depends what the meaning of “United States” is.
That is, it depends what the meaning of the … Read more »
Guantanamo detainees have filed their response brief in the D.C. Circuit appeal of Hatim v. Obama, the “counsel access” case. As in other ongoing litigation, the government had moved for extending the filing deadlines, but the government is back … Read more »
Here’s a read-out from today’s oral argument in Aamer v. Obama, in which hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees have asked for a preliminary injunction against a Guantanamo force-feeding procedure, and alleged deliberate isolation from other detainees—and deprivation of their right to … Read more »
Tomorrow at 9:30 a.m., D.C. Circuit Judges David S. Tatel and Thomas B. Griffith, and Senior Judge Stephen F. Williams will hear oral arguments in Aamer v. Obama, one of three consolidated appeals concerning the force-feeding of Guantanamo detainees.… Read more »
Friday’s oral arguments in Ali v. Obama, a Guantanamo habeas appeal currently before the D.C. Circuit, focused primarily on the reliability of certain evidence used to connect the detainee in question to Abu Zubaydah, a top Al Qaeda lieutenant. … Read more »
Monday morning, an en banc panel of the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in the case Ali Hamza Ahmad Suliman al Bahlul v. United States. Lawfare has covered extensively the ins and outs of this important case, in … Read more »
Friday morning, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in a habeas appeal brought by Abdul Razak Ali, who also goes by the name of Saeed Bakhouch. The Guantanamo detainee, an Algerian, contests District Court Judge … Read more »
In describing Hatim v. Obama (the D.C. Circuit Guantánamo appeal in which the government filed its opening brief on Friday) as the “counsel access” case, Raff has hit the nail on the head. Although the appeal involves the district … Read more »
The government has filed its opening, appellant brief in Hatim v. Obama, the “counsel access case” before the D.C. Circuit.
Before describing the brief, a bit of background is in order: this past summer, Senior District Court Judge Royce … Read more »
Here’s a quick read-out from Tuesday’s oral argument in a trio of cases concerning detainees captured outside of Afghanistan, but eventually transferred to the custody of the U.S. military and held at a facility at Bagram airfield.
The day involved, … Read more »