Boumediene's Legacy and the Fate of the Guantanamo Detainees
Tuesday, July 17, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM (EDT)
A Panel Discussion
Four years ago last month, the Supreme Court ruled in Boumediene v. Bush that Guantanamo detainees have a constitutional right to meaningful judicial review of their detention. At the time, Boumediene was widely regarded as a “landmark” decision. Many now see it as a promise unfulfilled. They cite the Supreme Court’s refusal of every opportunity to review a series of decisions by the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals that have fashioned rules making it difficult – if not nearly impossible – for detainees to effectively challenge their continued confinement. Has the Supreme Court washed its hands of Guantanamo? If so, what does that mean for the remaining detainees? For the credibility of the Court? For future counterterrorism detention policy and practice? In sum: What is Boumediene’s legacy?
Please join The Constitution Project and Covington & Burling LLP as we discuss these important issues with a distinguished panel of experts.
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WHO (Additional panelists TBD):
· Brian E. Foster, Associate, Covington & Burling LLP, who represents several Yemeni nationals currently detained at Guantanamo in habeas corpus litigation before the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
· Hon. James Robertson, Neutral Arbitrator and Mediator, JAMS; U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia, 1994-2010, where he presided over several Guantanamo habeas cases; and Judge on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, 2002-2005.
· Stephen Vladeck, Professor, American University Washington College of Law, with an expertise in federal jurisdiction and national security, constitutional, and international criminal law. Professor Vladeck was part of the legal team in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld and is The Constitution Project’s Supreme Court Fellow.
***Light lunch will be offered***
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