Once again the courts have thrown out a lawsuit by one of the men that we tortured.
The US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Friday threw out [opinion, PDF] a lawsuit by former Guantanamo detainee Mohammed Jawad claiming he was tortured. The appeals court affirmed the district court in refusing to hear the merits of the case because of the Military Commissions Act of 2006 (MCA) [text, PDF], which removes the court's jurisdiction over cases arising from the detention of someone who was given enemy combatant status. Similar cases to Jawad's have also been thrown out based on the MCA.
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