* 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:
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 »