The response was filed on Friday, in the habeas case of Al-Warafi v. Obama. Have a look:
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Everyone should read Bobby's post from last night on the potential approach of an endgame for the 122 detainees still in custody at Guantánamo.
The Washington Post has the latest here. Key points:
What Might Congress Do To Stop the Obama Administration From Disregarding Congressional Transfer Restrictions In the Course of Closing GTMO?
Last week I explained how the Obama administration might extend it constitutional arguments for disregarding statutory detainee transfer restrictions in the Bergdahl context to the restrictions on transferring GTMO detainees to the United States. (Earlier today I elaborated on these arguments.)
Some people questioned this passage in my post last week:
As far as I can tell Congress as an institution h
More on the Legal Basis for the Administration’s Disregard of Congressional Restrictions on Detainee Transfers in the Bergdahl Context, and on the Implications for Closing GTMO
Last summer I wrote of the administration’s constitutional arguments for disregarding congressional transfer restrictions in swapping the Taliban 5 for Bowe Bergdahl:
To say that the President disregarded a federal statute because he interpreted it in the emergency context before him to impinge upon Article II is not at all to say that the President acted wrongly or unlawfully. It’s actually quite a hard legal issue, with few real precedents.
And last week I
That's the news from the Washington Post this hour. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, the U.S. soldier who lived in Taliban captivity for five years and was ultimately released in exchange for five Taliban militants held in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has been charged with desertion (Art. 85, UCMJ) and misbehavior before the enemy (Art.
The latest ODNI recidivism report is available here. The last report, which was released in September, is here.
Since the release of the September 2014 report, an additional nine former detainees have returned to hostilities.
Yesterday, the House Armed Services Committee (HASC) Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations received an "Update on Detainee Transfers from GTMO."
You can read the testimony of the Department of Defense's Special Envoy for Guantanamo Detention Closure, Paul M. Lewis, here.
It is with great reluctance that I wade into Gabor and Steve’s debate about how to close the U.S.
Here it is, given by Brian McKeon, Principal Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, before the Senate Armed Services Committee. And here's the video of yesterday's hearing: