Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Supreme Court declines to hear Guantanamo detainee habeas appeals

The U.S court of appeals for the D.C Circuit upheld the Military Commision Act denying habeas corpus to enemy combatants. The Supreme court declined to hear an appeal on this ruling. In order for a case to be heard there must be four consenting justices. However, on this appeal, only Ginsburg, Souter, and Breyer voted to hear the case.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have read some of the Military Commission Act, but I didn't come across any part that refers directly with US citizens. Does the act specifically deny citizens, who have been classified "enemy combatants", habeas?