Sunday, June 8, 2008
Sometime between now and I am told June 23rd (technically it could be as late as June 30th) the Supreme Court will rule on the constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act.... the law that stripped my clients and the other men being held prisoner at Guantanamo of the writ of habeas corpus. We wait with baited breath. I should mention that I also have pending an original habeas petition for Mr. Al-Ghizzawi that the Supreme Court is apparently holding pending its ruling in Boumediene. In essence I have argued to the Court that regardless of how they hold in Boumediene they (the Supreme Court) has original jurisdiction under the Constitution to decide habeas cases and they should hear Mr. Al-GHizzawi's.This week the Supreme Court will issue opinions on Monday the 9th of June and Thursday the 12th of June. If you click on the title at 10:00 am Eastern time you can read live blogging from SCOTUSBlog as the decisions are read. Today four cases were decided but none had anything to do with GITMO.
Posted by H. Candace Gorman at 4:15 PM