Detention: Non-Guantanamo Habeas Litigation

New Order in Maqaleh

By Benjamin Wittes
Wednesday, August 29, 2012, 9:54 AM

U.S. District Judge John Bates has entered the following order in Maqaleh, the case testing federal court habeas jurisdiction for detainees at Bagram:

MINUTE ORDER: The Court has received 81 petitioners' notice that they have recently discovered facts that "directly bear[] on Respondents' Motion to Dismiss." By no later than August 31, 2012, petitioners shall provide the Court with a short summary, not to exceed two pages, of these new facts. Petitioners shall file the complete declarations setting forth the new facts by no later than September 25, 2012. SO ORDERED. Signed by Judge John D. Bates on 8/28/2012. (lcjdb1) (Entered: 08/28/2012)

For background, see Larkin's post here, Wells' post here, and my post here.