Friday, August 22, 2008

First Detaineed Habeas Hearing set for October 6

A lot of things happening today. We have this from scotusblog:
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Leon, who is
working on what he calls a compressed timetable,
disclosed Thursday that he will hold the first
habeas hearings on a day that he said
seems only fitting the first Monday in October.
That, of course, is the same day the Supreme Court
returns to work after its
summer recess, some four months after its ruling in
Boumediene v. Bush giving the Guantanamo detainees a
constitutional right to pursue habeas challenges to
heir captivity.

The Boumediene case (it gets its name from
Lakhdar Boumediene, an Algerian, and includes five
others from that country, all of whom had been
living in Bosnia) is back in District Court,
before Judge Leon. Mostly by coincidence,
the judge said Thursday, that will be the case
that comes up first for a week of hearings
in October.

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