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Uthman Oral Argument Summary

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Friday, February 11, 2011 at 7:02 PM

Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman is in trouble. Facing a relatively congenial D.C. Circuit panel for a Guantanamo detainee and represented by counsel who did an excellent job presenting his case, he made no headway. He will be lucky if he emerges with his district court habeas win vacated and remanded–rather than reversed outright. If . . .
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In Defense of Signing Statements

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Wednesday, January 5, 2011 at 9:44 AM

An interesting debate has broken out among liberals about the possibility of President Obama’s issuing a signing statement on the Guantanamo restrictions. Adam Serwer writes, There’s a pretty clear ethical dilemma here for liberals. One signing statement doesn’t turn Obama into Bush, who literally did this hundreds of times, but at this point closing Gitmo . . .
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Thoughts on a Possible Signing Statement

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Tuesday, January 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

I have a few thoughts on Dafna Linzer’s story from yesterday, which reported that the President means to push back against congressional efforts to impede trial and transfer of Guantanamo detainees by issuing a signing statement. Some considerable pushback against this sort of congressional meddling is long overdue. In one of the singularly incompetent flailings . . .
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The Possible GTMO Detention Signing Statement and the Commander-in-Chief Taboo

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 11:08 PM

[Update – I have added a new line at the end of the second paragraph] [Second Update – A new final sentence] Further to Jack’s post below, I have a pair of observations about Dafna’s important story on the internal administration debate over whether and how to use a signing statement in response to Congress’s ill-advised . . .
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Obama to Disregard Congressional Restrictions on Civilian Trials for GTMO Detainees?

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Monday, January 3, 2011 at 1:58 PM

Dafna Linzer reports that President Obama’s advisors are urging him to issue a signing statement proclaiming that certain aspects of the defense spending bill that limit his authority to try GTMO detainees in civilian courts are unconstitutional because they infringe upon his Article II powers of prosecutorial discretion.  Administration officials claim that such a statement . . .
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The Anticipated Executive Order on Detention Review and the Inevitable Criticism from Both the Left and the Right

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Tuesday, December 21, 2010 at 10:54 PM

Ben beat me to the punch in noting the stories by Dafna Linzer (ProPublica) and Peter Finn and Anne Kornblut (Washington Post) to the effect that the White House will soon announce an executive order creating a new annual review system for military detainees held at GTMO.  I’ll comment further once the order is a . . .
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Appellee Brief Available in Uthman v. Obama

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010 at 10:50 AM

Today in Uthman v. Obama, a habeas merits appeal before the D.C. Circuit, the detainee’s merits brief became available.  The government is the appellant in this case, appealing Judge Henry Kennedy’s decision granting Uthman’s petition for habeas corpus. Readers may recall, from this post of Jack’s, a story by Propublica’s Dafna Linzer about the two different opinions released in . . .
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Dafna Linzer on Secret Opinion in Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman Case

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Friday, October 8, 2010 at 4:48 PM

Dafna Linzer has an amazing story about Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman, an alleged al Qaeda member detained since 2001.  Judge Kennedy granted Uthman’s habeas petition in this opinion, filed in April of this year.  But Linzer reports that there was actually an earlier opinion that was filed on the court’s electronic docket a few weeks . . .
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