Doe v. Mattis

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Podcasts

The National Security Law Podcast: The Road to 10,000

We’re back after a one-week layoff!  No SCOTUS announcement yet, alas, but we do have this to offer:

1. Doe v. Mattis and the upcoming hearing on the government’s plan to release Doe in Syria

2. The military commissions and the retirement of Judge Spath

3. Over in the civilian court system, Uzair Paracha, convicted back in 2005, just won a motion for a new trial based on newly-discovered evidence (involving CSRT and other statements from GTMO detainees)

Detention

Document: Pentagon Inadvertently Recorded Phone Calls Between John Doe and Attorneys

The government has filed a notice with the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia in Doe v. Mattis, informing the court that phone calls between Doe and his attorneys were inadvertently recorded by the Defense Department. The department writes that the one Pentagon employee who heard the phone calls has not discussed the contents with anyone and has been instructed not to do so. The contents of the calls have been downloaded to a CD, which will be shared with the ACLU and subsequently destroyed. The filing is available in full below.

Detention

The D.C. Circuit Affirms in Doe v. Mattis: No Transfer of a U.S. Citizen Detainee to Saudi Custody

On Monday, we learned that a divided panel of the D.C. Circuit has sided with the ACLU on the question whether the U.S. government can involuntarily transfer a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen whom U.S. forces have held as an enemy combatant in Iraq since last September.

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