Al Rabiah v. United States; error correction: it was Camp Bucca that closed, not Cropper; DOJ letter supporting reauthorization of roving wiretap, business records, and “lone wolf” provisions

September 18, 2009

1. Al Rabiah v. United States (D.D.C. Sep. 17, 2009)

Judge Kollar-Kotelly has granted habeas relief to Al Rabiah.  No underlying opinion available to the public yet, but the short order is posted here.  I will post the opinion as soon as possible.  It is certain to be interesting…

2. Error Correction – Camp Bucca, not Camp Cropper, has already closed

Yesterday I noted the Times article on the closure of detention facilities in Iraq.  In my haste, I wrote that Cropper was closed now, but in fact it is Camp Bucca that has closed already.  Thanks for the good catch, alert readers!

3. Letter from DOJ to Senator Leahy supporting reauthorization of certain PATRIOT Act and IRTPA provisions

Click here for DOJ’s six-page letter in support of reauthorization of FISA provisions on roving wiretaps and business records (both deriving from the PATRIOT Act) and “lone wolves” (from the IRTPA of 2004).