Thursday, February 28, 2008
Law Professor Amicus Brief in Omar and Munaf
I'm extremely pleased (and, perhaps more importantly, relieved) to post a copy of the amicus brief filed today on behalf of a group of federal courts and constitutional law professors in the Iraqi detention cases currently before the Supreme Court -- Geren v. Omar and Munaf v. Geren. I had the privilege of co-authoring the brief along with Judith Resnik (Yale) and a team of lawyers from Davis Polk...
I've written a lot about these cases before, both on the blog and in print. In a nutshell, the brief argues that the Supreme Court's habeas jurisprudence, though not always completely consistent, has evolved in such a manner so as to produce a series of principles that support the exercise of jurisdiction in both of the current cases (although the brief takes no position on the merits).
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