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Appeals Court: No Habeas Corpus at Bagram

By Ed Brayton

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The D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a district court ruling that extended the habeas corpus ruling in Boumediene to detainees at the prison at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan. Boumediene had granted habeas corpus rights to detainees at Gitmo, but not to other detainees in identical situations at other prisons controlled by the United States.

Glenn Greenwald reacts to this ruling by pointing out the injustice of it and the utter hypocrisy of President Obama. First, the injustice. As he rightly points out, this simply means that the president can get entirely around the ruling in Boumediene by sending detainees to any prison abroad other than Gitmo:

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Full post as published by Dispatches from the Culture Wars on May 25, 2010 (boomark / email).

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