Boumediene’s Legacy and the Fate of the Guantanamo Detainees

  • July 17, 2012
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM ET

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?  On July 17, from 12:00-1:30pm join TCP and Covington & Burling LLP as we discuss these important issues with a distinguished panel of experts.

A transcript of the event is now available.

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