Handling of Detainee Habeas Cases Focus of Hill Briefing

  • July 29, 2010

On July 29, 2010, TCP and Human Rights First co-hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill addressing the record of federal courts in handling Guantanamo detainee habeas cases. The briefing follows last month’s release of Habeas Works: Federal Courts’ Proven Capacity to Handle Guantanamo Case, a report from sixteen former federal judges examining the Guantánamo habeas litigation, which concluded that judges are playing their proper and historic judicial roles in deciding these cases.

Panelists: (l-r) Sharon Bradford Franklin, Timothy Lewis, Hon. Douglas K. Spaudling.

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