Detention: Law of: District Court Development

Has Judge John Bates Been Listening to NPR?

By Benjamin Wittes
Monday, June 4, 2012, 9:00 PM

This morning, National Public Radio ran this story, which Wells linked to earlier, noting that the concern that the United States was recreating Guantanamo at Bagram:

Today, U.S. District Judge John Bates issued the following curious order in both of the long-dormant litigations seeking to extend Boumediene habeas jursdiction to Bagram--the Maqaleh and Hamidullah cases:

Docket Text:

MINUTE ORDER: On the Court's own motion, it is hereby ORDERED that a motions hearing is scheduled for July 19, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in Courtroom 14. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 6/4/2012. (lcjdb1)

Hmmm.