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Monday, November 07, 2005

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Hamdan

Today, the Supreme Court of the United States granted certiorari in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, a case which 1) challenges the constitutionality of the military tribunals used to try "enemy combatants" that are foreign nationals, and 2) addresses the applicability of the Geneva Conventions to a writ of habeas corpus filed by Hamdan and others similarly situated. As reported elsewhere, the case represents "a major test of presidential wartime authority."

Various documents related to Hamdan, including the cert petition and lower court opinions, are available here.

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A modest proposal for assuring the rights of detainess in the war on terror. See Innocent Until Proven Guilty

 
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