On Tuesday, Judge Thomas Hogan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia denied Khalid Ahmed Qassim’s petition for a writ of habeas corpus. Russell Spivak summarized the joint status report, motion in limine, and a prehearing brief filed in the case for Lawfare in March. Read Hogan’s one-page judgment below:
Latest in Detention: Law of: District Court Development
On April 19, Judge Tanya Chutkan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an opinion in Doe v. Mattis on the government's proposed transfer of John Doe. The court unsealed the opinion on Monday:
Enjoining the Transfer of a US-Saudi Citizen to Saudi Arabia: A Doe v. Mattis Update and Initial Preview
Can the U.S. government transfer a dual U.S.-Saudi citizen, without his consent, from U.S. military custody in Iraq to Saudi custody in Saudi Arabia?
The ACLU has filed a response to the government's notice of its intent to transfer John Doe, an American held in U.S. military custody in Iraq.
On Tuesday, the Justice Department filed a notice informing the D.C. federal district court of the government's intention to transfer the detained John Doe U.S.-citizen enemy combatant to the custody of another country in no fewer than 72 hours. The government filed the heavily redacted notice pursuant to Judge Tanya Chutkan's Jan.
Another individual held at Guantanamo Bay has launched a new round of challenges to his detention.
The Guantanamo detainee, as readers likely know, argued in a February motion that the end of the United States' war in Afghanistan, as recognized by President Obama, requires his release from Guantanamo. On Wednesday, Al-Warafi filed his reply brief on that issue. It opens as follows:
The response was filed on Friday, in the habeas case of Al-Warafi v. Obama. Have a look:
Such is this gist of this quite important Motion to Grant Petition For Writ of Habeas Corpus, filed last night by attorneys for Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi. His filing opens as follows: