Judge Leon on the meaning of “enemy combatant”

October 27, 2008

* Boumediene v. Bush (D.D.C. Oct. 27, 2008)

Judge Leon has not yet issued a written ruling regarding the substantive scope of military detention authority in connection with his review of habeas petitions arising out of GTMO, but Lyle Denniston at SCOTUSblog reports that he did today issue an oral ruling to the effect that he intended to adopt the CSRT definition of an “enemy combatant” for this purpose.  The details appear below. Read the rest of this entry »