Sabin Willett, who represented the Guantanamo Uighurs in Parhat and Kiyemba, writes in with the following comments about Latif:
It is not hyperventilation to say, as so many have said, that Latif guts Boumediene, because — trust
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Two Guantanamo detainees, Fahmi Al-Assani and Suleiman Al-Nahdi, have moved the D.C. Circuit to dismiss their habeas appeals (Al-Assani’s motion is here, Al-Nahdi’s is here). Both men lost their district court habeas cases in decisions by Judge Gladys … Read more »
Tomorrow morning, a panel of the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals will hear arguments in another Guantanamo habeas case, that of Hussain Salem Mohammad Almerfedi (Case No. 10-5291). The case is a government appeal of Judge Paul Friedman’s sole Guantanamo … Read more »
Today the D.C. Circuit granted the government’s motion to dismiss as moot Farhi Saeed Bin Mohammed’s Guantanamo habeas merits appeal.
The government had appealed Judge Gladys Kessler’s grant of Mohammed’s habeas petition. However, the government soon requested that the merits … Read more »
This morning the Supreme Court denied cert. in Al Adahi v. Obama. Justice Kagan had unsurprisingly recused herself from the case.
In this petition the detainee argued that the D.C. Circuit had improperly altered the “clearly erroneous” standard of review … Read more »
Today the Department of Defense announced that Farhi Saeed bin Mohammed, a Guantanamo detainee, was transferred back to his native Algeria. According to the DoD press release, the United States “coordinated with the Government of Algeria to ensure the transfer … Read more »
It was a big day for the war-on-terror cases at the Supreme Court yesterday–at least if you are into government briefs. The government filed two important ones. They are:
1) Its brief in opposition to Mohammed Al Adahi’s petition for … Read more »
The Al Kandari opinion declassified yesterday does not present a particularly interesting fact pattern. The case, however, is deeply interesting in one respect, which is that it shows methodological movement in the district court on the question of the burden … Read more »