Friday, November 03, 2006

Weekend Reading

As I am tired of writing meaningless motions that disappear into the ether, here's something of substance; briefing has begun in two (al Odah v. United States and Boumediene v. Bush) pending habeas cases of detainees at Guantanamo subsequent to the passage of the Military Commissions Act (MCA). The government has argued that the D.C. district and appellate courts no longer have jurisdiction after the passage of the MCA to entertain habeas petitions. This is the first challenge to the MCA (that I know of). The petitioners argue, inter alia, that the MCA violates the suspension clause, and that Congress cannot bar Geneva Conventions-based claim. Cross your fingers.

Previous Posts here and here

More detail at National Security Advisors

Have a great weekend!

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