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Aamer v. Obama and Boumediene Step Zero

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Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 11:07 AM

At one level, the D.C. Circuit’s decision this week in Aamer v. Obama on Guantanamo hunger strikes probably surprised nobody. As expected, the D.C. Circuit upheld the two district court decision to deny preliminary injunctive relief to hunger-striking Guantanamo detainees, who were challenging the government’s force-feeding regime. The significance of the case, however, lies not in the denial of . . .
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Government Opposes Disclosure of Force-Feeding Protocols; Detainees Respond

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Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 1:44 PM

Two more developments in Aamer v. Obama, the force-feeding case on appeal before the D.C. Circuit. On December 30, the government filed its opposition to the detainees’ motion for an order directing the government to disclose and file complete copies of its revised force-feeding protocols.  The detainees filed their reply yesterday. In its filing, the . . .
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Detainees Move for Complete Copy of Revised Force-Feeding Protocols

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Wednesday, December 18, 2013 at 9:31 PM

The appellants in Aamer v. Obama have spent the last month battling the government for a complete copy of recently revised Guantanamo force-feeding protocols, according to a motion filed by the detainees on Monday. The motion notes that the government at one point sent detainees’ counsel a copy that was missing the section on the . . .
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Government Says No Additional Briefing Needed to Address Revised Force-Feeding Protocols

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Monday, December 16, 2013 at 6:00 PM

More back-and-forth in the force-feeding case Aamer v. Obama, on appeal before the D.C. Circuit.  Last Wednesday, the government filed a response to the detainees’ Dec. 4 letter asserting the need for additional briefing addressing the substance of the revised force-feeding protocols  if the Court intends to address the merits of their challenge to the . . .
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Detainees Request Permission to Address Revised Force-Feeding Protocols in Aamer v. Obama

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Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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 Nov. 14, but declared that the protocols remained “essentially the same.” By way of response, the detainees are now requesting . . .
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No Longer Hunger-Strikers: DOJ Files Letter in Aamer v. Obama

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Sunday, October 27, 2013 at 12:00 PM

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 other three have had their designation as hunger-strikers “removed” over the last three months. Most recently, Jihad Dhiab’s . . .
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Oral Argument Recap: Aamer v. Obama

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Friday, October 18, 2013 at 11:19 PM

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 pray communally—during Ramadan. The three-judge panel (Circuit Judges David Tatel and Thomas Griffith, and Senior Circuit Judge . . .
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Oral Argument Preview: Aamer v. Obama

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:23 PM

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. A Guantanamo Joint Task Force protocol—the policy at the heart of the detainees’ hunger strike and the . . .
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D.C. Circuit Denies Government’s Motion to Postpone Argument in Aamer v. Obama

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 at 9:32 AM

The government may not have its act together, but the third branch insists on carrying on anyway. The other day, the Justice Department filed a motion to postpone oral argument in the force-feeding case currently before the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, Aamer v. Obama, citing lack of funding due to the government shutdown. The motion explained: . . .
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Appellants File Reply in Force-Feeding Case Aamer v. Obama

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Sunday, September 15, 2013 at 11:00 AM

On Wednesday, the Guantánamo detainees appealing the D.C. District Court’s refusal to enjoin the government from force-feeding hunger-strikers at the detention camp filed their reply in Aamer v. Obama. The brief takes a few less than conventional turns. The first half of the filing argues that habeas jurisdiction has consistently addressed issues beyond fact or duration of detention—and . . .
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Government Files Response in Aamer v. Obama

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Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at 7:30 AM

Last Wednesday the government filed its response brief in Aamer v. Obama, the force-feeding case on appeal in the D.C. Circuit. The appellants, three Guantánamo detainees, filed their appeal on Aug. 5, challenging the D.C. District Court’s denial of their motions for a preliminary injunction prohibiting both their force-feeding and the deprivation of their ability to perform . . .
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Robin Simcox on British Guantanamo Bay Detainee Shaker Aamer

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Saturday, August 17, 2013 at 7:09 AM

Robin Simcox, a research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society in London, writes in with the following thoughts on the hunger strike currently taking place in the United Kingdom on behalf of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident still detained at Guantanamo Bay. The latest to join this strike is Harry Ferguson, apparently a former . . .
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Appellant Brief Filed in Aamer v. Obama

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Tuesday, August 6, 2013 at 11:00 AM

Three Guantanamo detainees filed their opening brief yesterday in Aamer v. Obama. Shaker Aamer, Nabil Hadjarab and Ahmed Belbacha are appealing the D.C. District Court’s denial of their motions for a preliminary injunction prohibiting appellees from force-feeding appellants and depriving them of their ability to perform communal prayers during Ramadan. Judge Rosemary Collyer denied the motions on July 16 for . . .
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