Friday, March 9, 2012

Gitmo and the Supreme Court

Since the Boumediene decision by the Supreme Court in 2008- a decision which made clear that the men at Guantanamo were entitled to meaninful habeas corpus hearings-the DC Circuit Court has spun the Supreme Court's mandate into meaninglessness....not one Guantanamo prisoner has prevailed in the appellate court-and the supreme court has not taken on another case. Now there are eight cases in the supreme court asking for review. ScotUS blog has a rundown on the cases and the issues here.