Wednesday, October 24, 2007


I reported on October 1st that Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's Original petition for Habeas Corpus made it past the first hurdle when the Court allowed the petition to be filed. On that same day thousands of petitions (from all areas of the law) that had been filed over the course of the summer were dismissed. A few days later an order showed up on the docket sheet ordering the government to file a response by October 31st. It turned out that was a docketing error and Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's petition was instead set for a conference date of October 26th. The conference date is when the Court is all together and reviews petitions to see which, if any, interest enough of the members of the Court to go to the next step.... Today on the docket sheet an order was entered ordering the Solicitor General to respond to Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's case by November 23rd.
This was the best outcome possible at this time...My only hope is that Mr. Al-Ghizzawi can stay alive long enough to see what happens.

(you can monitor the progress of his petition yourself by clicking on the title above. The link will take you directly to the Docket sheet for Mr. Al-Ghizzawi's petition... )

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