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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).

Posted by Steve Vladeck on February 28, 2008 at 07:03 PM in Constitutional thoughts, Current Affairs, Steve Vladeck, Teaching Law | Permalink

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