That’s the gist of this report, filed earlier today by Politico’s Josh Gerstein:
A federal judge declined Monday to take action on behalf of a hunger-striking prisoner at Guantanamo Bay whose attorneys say his life is in danger
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Yesterday, pursuant to Judge Thomas Hogan’s recent order, lawyers for habeas petitioner Musa’ab Omar al-Madhwani filed a brief addressing the district court’s jurisdiction to hear al-Madhwani’s emergency challenge to the conditions of his confinement at Guantanamo.
The detainee—who is … Read more »
Earlier today, in Anam et. al. v. Obama, the district court sought further briefing on its power to hear a GTMO detainee’s complaints of mistreatment by detention personnel.
Background: an April 15 hearing had been set on hunger striker … Read more »
Here are a bunch, which I should have included in my post this morning on Musa’ab Al Madhwani’s emergency motion on clothing, temperature, and potable water:
- Declaration of Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D.
- Statement of Musa’ab Al Madhwani in Support of
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An emergency motion filed before U.S. District Judge Thomas Hogan the other day alleges that guards at Guantanamo are denying a hunger-striking detainee access to potable water and are cranking up the air conditioning to freeze the detainees. The government … Read more »
That’s the outcome of orders from the Supreme Court today, an across-the-board denial of review in seven Guantanamo habeas cases: Latif, Al-Bihani, Uthman, Almerfedi, Al-Kandari, Al-Madhwani, and Al-Alwi. For good measure, the Court also voted not to take up … Read more »
Raffaela linked to this the other day, but I only now just got around to reading it. Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog has an interesting piece on the various cert petitions in Guantanamo cases now pending before the Supreme Court. While … Read more »
The reply brief in support of certiorari in Al-Madhwani v. Obama has been filed. We earlier posted Al Madhwani’s cert petition and the government’s opposition to cert. Al-Madhwani is seeking review of this DC Circuit opinion affirming his detention. … Read more »
The government has filed its opposition to cert in the case of Al Madhwani v. Obama–a Guantanamo habeas case. Al Madhwani’s cert petition seeks review of this DC Circuit opinion affirming his detention. That opinion, in turn, affirmed District … Read more »
Musa’ab Omar Al-Madhwani, a Guantanamo habeas petitioner, has filed a cert petition seeking review of the DC Circuit opinion affirming his detention. That opinion, in turn, affirmed District Judge Thomas Hogan’s earlier opinion.
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There’s been quite a bit of activity in the Guantanamo habeas courtrooms since Larkin last posted these statistics in mid-April. Last week’s voluntary dismissal of Fahmi Al Assani’s and Suleiman Al Nadhi’s appeals, as well as the D.C. Circuit’s Al … Read more »
One further thought about the D.C. Circuit’s Al Madhwani opinion–along the same lines as I mentioned earlier. There are at least two other places in this brief (12 page) opinion in which the panel opinion, written by Judge … Read more »
I said on Friday that I would post some thoughts on the D.C. Circuit’s decision in Al Madhwani. Here is my first.
This is the second recent decision in which the D.C. Circuit has casually reiterated that is has … Read more »
The D.C. Circuit has just issued its opinion in Al Madhwani v. Obama–a Guantanamo habeas case. The case, which I previewed here and whose oral argument Larkin and I tag-team-covered here, is brief and breaks little new ground. … Read more »
(By Benjamin Wittes and Larkin Reynolds)
The D.C. Circuit has a remarkable collection of talent. I am constantly amazed at how well-versed its judges are in the record in the cases I watch and the wealth of material they draw … Read more »
On Thursday morning, a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in the latest in a long string of habeas appeals to make their way up the appellate chain: Masaab Al-Madhwani v. Barack Obama. Al-Madhwani … Read more »
Yesterday two new GTMO habeas briefs became publicly available.
The first is the appellant’s opening brief in Khan v. Obama (No. 10-5306). In this case, petitioner Shawali Khan appeals Judge John Bates’s September 2010 decision denying his habeas petition. Khan … Read more »
We have new briefs in two Guantanamo habeas appeals–Al Madhwani v. Obama and Al Abdah v. Obama (Al Latif).
The first is the government’s response brief in Al Madhwani, a case in which Musa’ab Omar Al-Madhwani appeals … Read more »
Today, the D.C. Circuit released the public version of the appellant’s brief in Al Madhwani v. Obama. In this case, Musa’ab Omar Al-Madhwani appeals Judge Thomas Hogan’s December 2009 bench ruling and January 2010 opinion affirming his detention, as … Read more »