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Justice Thomas and the Feres Doctrine

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Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 7:11 PM

Understandably lost in this week’s Supreme Court news was a somewhat surprising–and, in my view, welcome–dissent by Justice Thomas from the denial of certiorari in Lanus ex rel. Lanus v. United States. In his two-page dissent, Justice Thomas suggests that the Court should have granted cert. in order to revisit the “Feres” doctrine–named after a . . .
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Seventh Circuit En Banc in Vance

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Wednesday, November 7, 2012 at 1:16 PM

A sharply-divide en banc Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals has handed down its opinion in Vance v. Rumsefeld, reversing a panel decision to allow a suit by American citizens alleging detention and torture by U.S. forces in Iraq. Writing for the majority, Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook opens: This appeal presents the question whether the federal . . .
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Oral Argument Yesterday in Doe v. Rumsfeld [Updated]

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Tuesday, March 20, 2012 at 12:05 AM

The D.C. Circuit heard oral argument yesterday in Doe v. Rumsfeld (11-5209), a Bivens case brought by a U.S. citizen working as a military contractor in Iraq who alleged detention and interrogation abuses by the U.S. government. The case is similar to Lebron v. Rumsfeld and Vance v. Rumsfeld, two recent Bivens cases brought by U.S.-citizen plaintiffs. In Lebron, . . .
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Rehearing Granted in Vance v. Rumsfeld

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Tuesday, November 1, 2011 at 9:59 PM

The full Seventh Circuit has granted the government’s motion to rehear en banc Vance v. Rumsfeld, a suit by two U.S. citizens alleging that they were detained and tortured by U.S. forces in Iraq. The date of oral argument is to be determined. The grant of rehearing vacates the court’s opinion of Aug. 8, 2011, where a split panel allowed the . . .
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Oral Argument Preview in Lebron v. Rumsfeld (Padilla’s Bivens Suit)

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011 at 10:37 PM

Tomorrow, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit will hear oral arguments in Lebron v. Rumsfeld, in which Jose Padilla and his mother, Estella Lebron, appeal a district court’s dismissal of a Bivens claim against former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and other high-level government officials for alleged civil rights violations arising out of . . .
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Government Requests Rehearing in Vance

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 at 9:50 PM

The government has moved the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals to rehear en banc the Vance case, which last month allowed a suit to proceed against former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld by U.S. citizens who claim they were illegally detained and tortured in Iraq–and with some high-power amicus support. The rehearing petition summarizes the case as follows: . . .
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Two New York Times Editorials…

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Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 12:32 PM

…and guess what? This post is not about any gross factual errors in either of them concerning the legality of detention. Perhaps that’s because neither editorial really deals with the legality of detention, but never mind. I’ll take factually decent New York Times editorials however I can get them. Both, however, provoke brief responses. The . . .
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Reader Thoughts on Vance and Doe

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Tuesday, August 9, 2011 at 2:34 PM

I was trying to formulate my mixed feelings about the Vance and Doe decisions when I received the following email from a Lawfare reader. It so totally represents my own uncertainty about the cases that I thought I would just pass it on and incorporate it all by reference: On the one hand, there are . . .
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