The Justice Department withdrew its reliance on al-Afghani’s involvement with an Afghan terror organization. Why—and what does it mean for the habeas litigation moving forward?
Latest in Guantanamo Litigation: District Court
On Thursday, Guantanamo Bay detainee Mohammed al-Qahtani will argue that he is entitled to a medical examination to determine his eligibility for repatriation before the D.C. District Court.
On Friday, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected a request to release recordings of military personnel in Guantanamo Bay force-feeding a detainee who was on a hunger strike.
Don't look now but the long dormant world of Guantanamo habeas litigation is getting at least a little bit less sleepy.
Last November, a detainee named Guled Hassan Duran, an alum of the CIA's RDI program, filed a new habeas petition.
Apparently, in complying with Judge Lamberth’s order to provide the SSCI report to the court for safekeeping in Nashiri, the Department of Justice may have given up its only copy of the document.
In the weeks before the inauguration, counsel in Guantanamo habeas cases filed what appear to be the first motion referring, implicitly, to Trump’s tweets—at least the first that we’re aware of in the national security context.
The original motion by counsel for Abd al Rahim al-Nashiri to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report to held under seal with the D.C. District Court, as well as the government's response and a reply to the government by Nashiri's counsel.
The other day, Quinta and I noted that counsel for Abd al Rahim Al-Nashiri had asked the court in his habeas case to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report filed under seal with the court. Yesterday, Judge Royce Lamberth issued an order doing just that:
A high-value detainee files a motion to have a copy of the Senate Intelligence Committee's interrogation report filed under seal with the court.
Don't look now but we're about to see at least one new Guantanamo habeas merits hearing—tomorrow, in fact.