Discussion of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld
Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which was handed down the previous day. They… read more
Panelists discussed the U.S. Supreme Court decision in the case of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld, which was handed down the previous day. They also responded to questions from members of the audience.
Salim Ahmed Hamdan, a Yemen native, served as the driver and aide to Osama Bin Laden until he was captured in Afghanistan. He filed a petition of habeas corpus to challenge his confinement in the United States naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The Court ruled that Congress did not take away the Court’s authority to rule on the validity of military commissions. It also held that President Bush did not have the authority to set up the tribunals at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and that military commissions are illegal under both military justice law and the Geneva Convention.
Mr. Katyal served as the lead attorney for Mr. Hamden in the case. close
*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.
People in this video
- Neal K. Katyal Professor Georgetown University Law Center
- Richard J. Lazarus Co-Director Supreme Court Institute
- David J. Luban Professor Georgetown University Law Center
- Mark V. Tushnet Professor (Former) Georgetown University Law Center
- Carlos Manuel Vazquez Professor Georgetown University Law Center
Supreme Court Cases Assessment
The Georgetown Law Center hosted a faculty panel discussion entitled, “Exploring the Supreme Court’s…
Supreme Court Stakeout
Co-counsels for Salim Hamdan spoke to reporters about his appeal to the Supreme Court following oral arguments in…
Regulation of Carbon Dioxide
Panelists talked about enforcement of federal regulations by the Environmental Protection Agency, global warming, and…
Detaining and Prosecuting Terrorists
A roundtable discussion was held on detaining and prosecuting alleged terrorists. Topics included the history of…