Tag Archive: Supreme Court

And Justice for All – Even ‘the Worst of the Worst’ – The Financial Observer – by Nina Burleigh – PDF

2004 And Justice for All–Even ‘the Worst of the Worst’ New York civil-rights lawyer Michael Ratner was in the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday, flanked by the mother of one of the Guantánamo detainees he has represented for the past two…
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Guantanamo / Illegal Detention, Personal & Profiles

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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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US to Free 6 Detainees; 2 Brought Legal Case – Boston Globe – by Charlie Savage

The US military will soon release a Dane and five British detainees being held without trial at the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, officials said yesterday — including two lead plaintiffs in a pending landmark Supreme Court case over whether the…
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Taking the Risks – National Law Journal – by Marcia Coyle – PDF

2004 Taking the Risks In its nearly four decades of existence, the Center for Constitutional Rights has never represented clients whose politics it did not share in one way or another. Never, that is, until Guantanamo Bay in the post-9/11…
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Cuba Detentions May Last Years – New York Times – by Neil A. Lewis and Eric Schmitt

Senior Defense Department officials said Thursday that they were planning to keep a large portion of the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, there for many years, perhaps indefinitely. The officials said they would soon set up a panel to review…
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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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Supreme Court To Hear First Case on Guantanamo Detainees – Democracy Now Transcript

The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are entitled to access to civilian courts to challenge their open-ended detention. We speak with Michael Ratner of the Center for Constitutional Rights. It is the first time…
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Supreme Court To Hear First Case on Guantanamo Detainees – Democracy Now Video

The Supreme Court agreed yesterday to decide whether prisoners at Guantanamo Bay are entitled to access to civilian courts to challenge their open-ended detention.

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