Judge Leon orders release of 5 of 6 detainees in Boumediene

November 20, 2008

* Boumediene v. Bush (D.D.C. Nov. 20, 2008)

In the first habeas rulings on the merits in connection with GTMO, Judge Leon has ordered the release of 5 of the Boumediene petitioners on the grounds of insufficient evidence, while confirming the detainability of a 6th detainee.

Lyle Denniston (SCOTUSblog) has the details below:

Judge orders five detainees freed

Thursday, November 20th, 2008 12:21 pm | Lyle Denniston

U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon, in the first ruling to carry out the Supreme Court’s June decision on detainees’ rights, ordered the federal government to release five Guantanamo Bay detainees “forthwith.” The judge found, however, that the government had justified the continued imprisonment of a sixth detainee, Belkacem ben Sayah. Read the rest of this entry »


gtmo detainee database; forthcoming scholarship

November 3, 2008

1. GTMO detainee database

The New York Times has posted a database identifying Guantanamo detainees and providing links to the summaries of their CSRT proceedings:

http://int-shared1.ec2.nytimes.com/guantanamo/detainees/page/38

2. Forthcoming scholarship

“Legislating Clear-Statement Regimes in National-Security Law”

George Mason Law & Economics Research Paper No. 08-56

JONATHAN F. MITCHELL, University of Chicago Law Paper Requests – Public Law and Legal Theory, George Mason University – School of Law
Email: jmitchell@law.uchicago.edu

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