Boumediene v. Bush
What is the legacy of Guantanamo Bay? 171 men continue to languish there. The Bush torture program has been legitimized by the Obama administration, and indefinite detention has been codified as law.
In one decision from April 2011, Judge Laurence Silberman, a prominent conservative on the D.C. Circuit, blasted the justices
Perhaps a decade should have been long enough for the constitutional issues over war on terrorism policies to get settled. That hasn't happened, though.
In briefs, the battle lines have been drawn. On the one hand is the government, endorsing Bush-era policies. And for the Uighurs, there is a Boston-based attorney and his team.
From what I have been able to gather about the workings of Bagram, I have no reason to conclude that the prison is now being run according to the Geneva Conventions.
Sadly, our celebrity-obsessed world is unlikely to pay much attention to the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, as the death of Michael Jackson dominates headlines.
Khalid Saad Mohammed seized from a hospital in Pakistan and sold to the U.S. military. But the authorities in GITMO had never managed to build up a credible case against him.
Just Binyam Mohamed and the Yemeni doctor, Ayman Batarfi have been cleared for release. At this rate, of course, it will take decades to close Guantánamo.
Whereas Gitmo prisoners had, over the years, secured habeas corpus rights, none of these privileges had been extended to the prisoners in Bagram.
Imagine after six and a half years of this imprisonment -- in which, unlike convicted criminals on the US mainland, you have never been charged or tried, and have not been allowed a single visit from your loved ones.
Need I remind you that President George W. Bush is of the belief that he is allowed to declare anyone to be an "enemy combatant
To bolster his argument that the Guantánamo detainees should be denied the right to prove their innocence in federal courts, Scalia relied on stale information that was proven to be false one year ago.