Tag Archive: Habeas Corpus

U.S. Is Readying Review For Detainees in Cuba – New York Times – by Neil A. Lewis

Moving at what officials acknowledge is extraordinary speed, the Pentagon may begin special military hearings by the end of next week allowing prisoners held as unlawful combatants at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, to try to convince a board of officers that…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Michael Toasts the Rasul Legal Team – Invitation and Photo by Franklin Siegel

This is the post-Rasul argument in the garden of “Mott House” on April 30, 2004.  I remember it so well, Michael getting up on the garden table.  (Mott House is across the street from the Supreme Court.)  Michael was giving…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Supreme Court Grills Gov’t Over Guantanamo Bay Detentions – Democracy Now Video

The Supreme Court heard the first arguments Tuesday on whether the more than 600 foreigners held at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have a right to plead their case before a judge. We hear excerpts of the hearing and speak with the…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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Hamdan v. Rumsfeld (Amicus)

http://ccrjustice.org/home/what-we-do/our-cases/hamdan-v-rumsfeld-amicus Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemeni national who was Osama Bin Laden’s driver and guard, was captured in Afghanistan during the hostilities in 2001. In 2004, President George W. Bush ordered that Hamdan be tried by a military commission. Hamdan…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, International War Crimes

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It’s a Free Country – Washington Post Live Online Web Chat – Transcript – PDF

      2002 It’s a Free Country Live Chat Transcript In the post-Sept. 11 atmosphere — a global war on terrorism, high suspicion in the populace and suspected terrorists being held by the government, what has happened to dissent?…
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Civil Liberties

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A Nation Challenged: The Legal Issues; Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight On New Bush Anti-Terror Powers – New York Times – by William Glaberson – PDF

2001 Groups Gird for Long Legal Fight on New Bush Anti-Terror Powers The Bush administration’s aggressive expansion of the government’s powers to arrest and prosecute people in fighting terrorism has stirred a legal battle that could last many years and…
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Civil Liberties, Guantanamo / Illegal Detention

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John Hill – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1976-1977

After commuting Hill’s life sentence for the murder of a prison guard during the Attica uprising in September, 1971, Gov­ernor Carey, operating through the Parole Board, denied him parole for at least two more years. This decision came after Hill…
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Civil Liberties

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Davis v. Warden (amicus) – Criminal Justice – CCR Docket 1981-1982

The Center joined as an amicus in a mandamus petition against the Brooklyn District Attorney seeking to prevent the third trial of former Attica inmate, Cleveland Jomo Davis, a leader in the Attica prison rebellion. Both of Davis’ previous trials…
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Civil Liberties

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