Guantanamo Detainees

A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the… read more

A moot court on “Guantanamo Detainees and the Military Commissions Act” was held in the McGlothlin Court Room as part of the College of William and Mary School of Law 20th Annual Supreme Court Preview. Professor Pamela Karlan argued for the plaintiffs and Judge Michael McConnell argued for the government about habeas corpus for Guantanamo Bay detainees and the constitutionality of the Military Commissions Act of 2006. Journalists and Supreme Court experts also acted as the Court. The judges returned with a decision for the plaintiffs.

The actual cases, Boumediene v. Bush and Al Odah v. United States, were to be argued together before the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday, December 5, 2007. The Court would decide whether the Military Commissions Act of 2006 unconstitutionally stripped the federal courts of jurisdiction to hear cases brought by Guantanamo Bay detainees. close

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Moot Court
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Williamsburg, Virginia, United States
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Dec 1, 2007

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  • Dec 01, 2007 | 7:03pm EST | C-SPAN 1
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