Transfers, Releases & Resettlements

Opinion in Al-Janko v. Gates

By Wells Bennett
Friday, January 17, 2014, 10:46 AM

Just in case you want to read something not about reforms to NSA surveillance: here's the opinion from the D.C. Circuit in Al-Janko v. Gates.  Today, a three-judge panel affirmed the district court's rejection of the ex-detainee's suit against government officials:

KAREN LECRAFT HENDERSON, Circuit Judge: As part of its global war on terrorism, the United States detained Abdul Rahim Abdul Razak al Janko in Afghanistan and at United States Naval Station Guantanamo Bay (Guantanamo) in Cuba for seven years before the district court granted him a writ of habeas corpus and ordered that diplomatic efforts be undertaken to secure his release. He now seeks to recover for injuries sustained during his detention. Because the Congress has, in unmistakable language, denied the district court jurisdiction to entertain his claims, we affirm the dismissal of his claims.