nationalsecuritylaw Obaydullah v. Obama (D.C. Cir. Aug. 3, 2012) (affirming denial of GTMO habeas petition)

August 13, 2012

A divided panel of the DC Circuit has affirmed dismissal of the habeas petition brought be GTMO detainee Obaydullah. The opinion is posted here. The majority and dissent on the panel divided over a question of jurisdiction and timing (i.e., whether Obaydullah’s appeal was timely—the majority concluded that it was, and therefore went on to reach the merits and rule against Obaydullah).