The government is trying to release Doe in Syria.
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Revisiting the Prosecution Option in Doe v. Mattis: Is the Real Aim Here to Secure a Citizenship Waiver?
Prosecuting John Doe seemed unviable at first. Things may be different now.
When the D.C. Circuit hears oral argument in Doe v. Mattis this Friday morning, the central question before it is whether John Doe’s unusual circumstances fall within the scope of the Supreme Court’s 1936 Valentine decision or, instead, its 2008 Munaf decision.
Assessing the ACLU Habeas Petition on Behalf of the Unnamed U.S. Citizen Held as an Enemy Combatant in Iraq
A quick analysis of the ACLU's petition for a writ of habeas corpus on behalf of an unidentified U.S. citizen being held as an enemy combatant in Iraq.
The answer may turn on the Supreme Court's 2008 decision in Munaf v. Geren.
When the SSCI initially released its Study on the CIA’s Enhanced Interrogation Program in December 2014, the CIA quietly released a "Note to the Reader," which the Senate Intelligence Committee only became aware of last week. Here's what it says.
Last summer, U.S. forces conducted a raid in Syria that resulted in the capture of Umm Sayyaf, an ISIL member involved in the imprisonment and rape of women including American citizen Kayla Mueller. She was in U.S. military custody long enough to allow for interrogation both by the HIG and by a subsequent FBI clean team, but was not ultimately brought to the United States for trial. Instead, she was transferred to Kurdish authorities to face trial there.
A Working Group at the UN says Assange was "arbitrarily detained." The British say that's "ridiculous" and they are right.
The gist of Judge Royce Lamberth's opinion---which I have not yet read---is to deny the detainee's motion to grant his petition for a writ of habeas corpus. (As readers know, the motion was founded on the President's statements about the end of the United States' war in Afghanistan.)
I caught development one on social media last week: It seems Judge Royce Lamberth has set a hearing on Mukhtar Al Warafi's bid to end his detention at Guantanamo. The former Taliban medic, as readers well know, claims that assertions by the President, to the effect that the U.S.