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.