Daily Archives: November 23, 2011

DC Circuit Handicaps Guantanamo Habeas Petitions

Billy Corriher  In the midst of Congress’ continuing debate over Guantanamo detainees, the DC Circuit issued a sharply divided ruling in which it denied one detainee a writ of Habeas Corpus. In Latif v. Obama, the majority overturned the district court’s decision and held that the district court should have shown greater deference to the government’s evidence. The…

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