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Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Boumediene Out: MCA Bars Jurisdiction over Guantanamo Detainees

The long-awaited decision by the D.C. Circuit in the consolidated Guantanamo appeals is finally out today.

In a divided 59-page opinion, the court, unsurprisingly, holds that (1) the MCA applies to the Guantanamo detainees; and (2) the detainees are not protected by the Suspension Clause.

There will be much more to say later. For now, let me just say this: Next stop, Supreme Court.

Posted by Steve Vladeck on February 20, 2007 at 10:38 AM in Constitutional thoughts, Current Affairs, Steve Vladeck | Permalink


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