Cutting Edge Issues in Year 20 of the Guantánamo Habeas Litigation

January 14, 2022
Just Security

As a lawyer who has represented Guantánamo detainees since the inception of the prison 20 years ago, I sometimes get asked, “What about these cases could you possibly still be litigating in 2022?” As it turns out, the answer is: quite a lot, from arcane questions about the scope of the government’s (possibly diminishing) detention authority to in-the-weeds rules governing what evidence the courts can consider against detainees. These unresolved legal issues have profound implications for our forever prison and the 39 men still detained there. ...

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January 20, 2022