cert denied in Kiyemba II

March 22, 2010

* Kiyemba v. Obama (S. Ct. Mar. 22, 2010) (cert. denied)

“Kiyemba II” was an attempt to obtain review of a D.C. Circuit decision that precludes judges from reviewing decisions to transfer or release GTMO detainees to third countries, in circumstances in which the detainee objects on risk-of-torture grounds. Today the Supreme Court denied cert., leaving in place the Circuit’s opinion.

The order list containing the denial is here: http://www.supremecourt.gov/orders/courtorders/032210zor.pdf