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CRS Report on Major Court Rulings Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees

The Congressional Research Service has put out a new report entitled "Judicial Activity Concerning Enemy Combatant Detainees: Major Court Rulings."

The summary reads, in part:

This report discusses major judicial opinions concerning suspected enemy combatants detained in the conflict with Al Qaeda and the Taliban. The report addresses all Supreme Court decisions concerning enemy combatants.

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The D.C. Circuit's Opinion in the Bagram Habeas Petitions

On Christmas Eve, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit handed down its opinion in a habeas appeal brought by three detainees held by the United States at Bagram Air Force Base's Parwan detention facility in Afghanistan. The opinion in the consolidated cases of Al Maqaleh v. Hagel, Amanatullah v. Obama and Hamidullah v.

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D.C. Circuit Dismisses Bagram Habeas Petitions

This Christmas Eve opinion, authored by Circuit Judge Karen LeCraft Henderson for a three-judge panel composed of Judge Thomas B. Griffith and Senior Circuit Judge Stephen F. Williams, affirms the district court's conclusion that it lacks jurisdiction to hear habeas petitions brought by detainees held at Bagram Air Force Base's Parwan Detention Facility.

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Whither Hamidullah? Briefs on Bagram Habeas Petition Status Post-Repatriation

The briefing regarding the mootness of the habeas appeal of the now-former Bagram detainee, Hamidullah, is before the D.C. Circuit. Last week the U.S. government informed Hamidullah's attorneys that he had been transferred, along with five other non-Afghans who had been detained by the U.S. at Bagram Air Force Base, to the custody of the Pakistani government. So the D.C.

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Heritage Event on Detainee Policy

I meant to post on this last week and clean forgot until I heard a bit of it on CSPAN radio yesterday. The Heritage Foundation held this event on detainee policy featuring all four people who have held the job of deputy assistant secretary of defense for detainee affairs: Charles Stimson, who hosted the event, our own Matt Waxman, Sandra Hodgkinson, and the incumbent, William Lietzau.

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