On Monday morning, a significant Guantanamo case, Hatim v. Obama et al., will be argued before D.C. Circuit Judges Merrick Garland, Karen L. Henderson, and Thomas B. Griffith. Petitioners and respondents both will have fifteen minutes to present arguments, … Read more »
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 »
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 »
From the defense’s standpoint, which are more onerous: restrictions on lawyers in civilian terrorism cases or restrictions used in military commissions?
Accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev is currently challenging Special Administrative Measures (SAMs) imposed on him and his attorneys; … Read more »
Three updates in Aamer v. Obama, the force-feeding case on appeal to the D.C. Circuit.
On November 14, the government filed its opposition to Guantanamo detainee Imad Abdullah Hassan’s motion to intervene in the case. Hassan, a designated hunger-striker … 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 »
As promised by petitioners in their filing last week, and in response to the government’s letter to the court suggesting that their case is moot: Guantanamo detainee Imad Abdullah Hassan today moved to intervene in Aamer v. Obama, the … Read more »
We noted Sunday that the Justice Department filed a letter in the force-feeding case Aamer v. Obama last week informing the D.C. Circuit that the four detainees are no longer designated hunger-strikers. On Monday petitioners filed a response rejecting the … Read more »
On Thursday the Justice Department filed a letter notifying the D.C. Circuit that none of the four Guantanamo detainees protesting government force-feeding in Aamer v. Obama are any longer designated hunger-strikers. Nabil Hadjarab was transferred to Algeria in August; 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 »
Tuesday morning, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit will hear oral arguments in Al Janko v. Gates, an appeal of a damages action brought by a former Guantanamo detainee against various government officials for their alleged mistreatment of … 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 »