Guantanamo: Litigation: D.C. Circuit

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Guantanamo: Litigation: D.C. Circuit

Document: D.C. Circuit Denies Petition for Initial Hearing En Banc in Ali v. Trump et al.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit denied Guantanamo Bay detainee Abdul Razak Ali's petition for an initial hearing en banc in Ali v. Trump et al. Ali, held at Guantanamo since June 2002, is an alleged al-Qaeda member born in Algeria and captured in Afghanistan. The order, along with a concurrence by Judge David Tatel and joined by Judge Cornelia Pillard, is posted in full below.

Guantanamo: Litigation: D.C. Circuit

Document: D.C. Circuit Denies Habeas Petition of Guantanamo Detainee

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Colombia circuit denied the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alawi, upholding the ruling of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia that al-Alawi is an enemy combatant who can be lawfully detained under the authority of the 2001 AUMF.

Detention & Guantanamo

A Preview of Oral Argument in Al-Alwi v. Trump

On Tuesday, March 20, a three-judge panel of the D.C. Circuit will hear oral argument in Al-Alwi v. Trump, the case of Guantanamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi. Chief Judge Merrick Garland and Judges Karen Henderson and Thomas Griffith will review D.C. District Court Judge Richard Leon’s February 2017 dismissal of al-Alwi’s second habeas petition.

Guantanamo Litigation: District Court

Force-Feeding Videos Remain Sealed

On Friday, a three-judge panel in the D.C. Court of Appeals rejected a request to release recordings of military personnel in Guantanamo Bay force-feeding a detainee who was on a hunger strike. The detainee in question is Abu Wa’el (Jihad) Dhiab, whose habeas corpus proceedings have previously been covered by Lawfare. Dhiab has since been released to Uruguay, but media organizations continue to press for the public release of the military’s force-feeding recordings.

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