D.C. Circuit Denies Guantanamo Habeas Petition of Yemeni Detainee

By Jacob Schulz
Friday, August 28, 2020, 5:49 PM

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit today denied a habeas corpus petition from a Yemeni detainee at Guantanamo Bay. Judge Neomi Rao, writing for the court, argued that "the Due Process Clause may not be invoked by aliens without property or presence in the sovereign territory of the United States." The petitioner, Abdulsalam al Hela, has been in detention at Guantanamo Bay since 2004. The ruling can be found here and below.