Book Discussion on Hamdan v. Rumsfeld

Lieutenant Commander Swift talked about the Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case. The Court ruled Thursday that the… read more

Lieutenant Commander Swift talked about the Supreme Court ruling in the Hamdan v. Rumsfeld case. The Court ruled Thursday that the president 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. It also ruled that Congress did not take away the Court’s authority to rule on the validity of military commissions. The Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions assigned Lt. Commander Swift as Mr. Hamdan’s military defense lawyer. He argued Mr. Hamdan’s case in the lower courts, but was only present for the Supreme Court oral arguments in March. close

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