U.S. Detention Policy Post Hamdan: Interesting Times Lie Ahead

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Friday, December 1, 2006
Author: 
James P. Taylor
Volume: 
22
Issue: 
12
485
Abstract: 
With the announcement on September 6, 2006, that fourteen "high value" detainees had been held in secret prisons and would be transferred to Guantanamo for trial by military commission, Congress was no longer able to put off addressing the decision of the Supreme Court in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld. Among those transferred to Guantanamo was Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, the alleged mastermind of the September 11th attacks. In September Congress stepped off the sidelines and into the fray with the passage of the Military Commissions Act (MCA), PL 109-366 … [more]