ABSTRACT

Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Military Commission Challenges - Al Bahlul and Al-Nashiri [December 12, 2017]   [open pdf - 377KB]

"Two detainees at Guantanamo Bay earlier this year petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari challenging the current military commission system under the Military Commissions Act (MCA), but in October 2017, the Court denied both petitions. The Supreme Court last addressed military commissions in 'Hamdan v. Rumsfeld', a 2006 case that struck down the tribunal system established by the executive branch. The Supreme Court's denial of certiorari in these two cases means that the issues will remain unresolved for the time being."

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CRS Legal Sidebar, LSB10043
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2017-12-12
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Public Domain
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